moleta

noun
mo·​le·​ta | \ məˈlātə \
plural -s

Definition of moleta

: a short-masted Portuguese fishing boat having a large lateen sail, two outriggers and a bowsprit that carry up to six sails, and an outrigger at the stern with two triangular sails

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History and Etymology for moleta

Portuguese moleta, muleta, from muleta crutch, from Spanish

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“Moleta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moleta. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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