dhow

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noun \ˈdau̇\

Definition of dhow

  1. :  an Arab lateen-rigged boat usually having a long overhang forward, a high poop, and a low waist

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Origin and Etymology of dhow

Arabic dāwa


First Known Use: 1785


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dhow

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noun

Definition of dhow for English Language Learners

  • : an Arab boat that is low in the front, high in the back, and that usually has one or two sails that are shaped like triangles


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