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lateen

adjective la·teen \ lə-ˈtēn \

Definition of lateen

: being or relating to a rig used especially on the north coast of Africa and characterized by a triangular sail extended by a long spar slung to a low mast

Origin and Etymology of lateen

French (voile) latine, literally, Latin (Mediterranean) sail


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lateen

noun

Definition of lateen

1 or less commonly lateener play \lə-ˈtē-nər\ : a lateen-rigged ship
2 : a lateen sail

First Known Use of lateen

circa 1775

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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