muletta

noun
mu·​let·​ta | \ m(y)üˈletə \
plural -s

Definition of muletta

: a Portuguese coasting ship that is similar to a tartan, has a large lateen sail, uses a jumble of sails when fishing, and has a pointed bow painted with a human eye

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History and Etymology for muletta

Portuguese muleta, probably diminutive of mula she-mule, from Latin

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“Muletta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muletta. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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