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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Origin and Etymology of moleta
Portuguese moleta, muleta, from muleta crutch, from Spanish — more at muleta
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