lateen

adjective
la·​teen | \ lə-ˈtēn How to pronounce lateen (audio) \

Definition of lateen

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

lateen

noun

Definition of lateen (Entry 2 of 2)

1 or less commonly lateener \ lə-​ˈtē-​nər How to pronounce lateener (audio) \ : a lateen-rigged ship
2 : a lateen sail

First Known Use of lateen

Adjective

1740, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lateen

Adjective

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

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