dhow

noun
\ ˈdau̇ How to pronounce dhow (audio) \

Definition of dhow

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

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Examples of dhow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are fishing villages, the traditional townships of Khasab and Dibba and forts and wadis to explore on land, but the best way to explore the region is on an antique wooden dhow, taken for the day, or even chartered overnight. Sarah Walton, CNN, 31 Oct. 2021 One of them, located in an area that was long known for pearl diving and fishing, is shaped like a dhow boat, a traditional vessel that ply Gulf waters. Zeena Saifi And Becky Anderson, CNN, 9 July 2021 The dhow was carrying at least 2,000 assault rifles, machine guns, anti-tank rocket launchers, and anti-tank missiles. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 11 May 2021 A day earlier, the Monterey had intercepted an arms shipment aboard a dhow in the Arabian Sea apparently headed for Yemen, whose Houthi rebels are supported by Iran. Robert Burns, chicagotribune.com, 10 May 2021 A day earlier, the Monterey had intercepted an arms shipment aboard a dhow in the Arabian Sea apparently headed for Yemen, whose Houthi rebels are supported by Iran. Robert Burns, ajc, 10 May 2021 A day earlier, the Monterey had intercepted an arms shipment aboard a dhow in the Arabian Sea apparently headed for Yemen, whose Houthi rebels are supported by Iran. Robert Burns, Star Tribune, 10 May 2021 After the dhow was deemed seaworthy and its crew was questioned, they were provided with food and water and released, according to the statement. Brad Lendon, CNN, 10 May 2021 Iran has exported drone technology to Yemen’s Houthi rebels, smuggling parts on dhows that ply the trade routes from Iran to North Africa. Seth J. Frantzman, National Review, 4 May 2020

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First Known Use of dhow

1785, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dhow

Arabic dāwa

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14 Nov 2021

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“Dhow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dhow. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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dhow

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dhow

: 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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