29 September 2004

Lateen -- Word for the Day

lateen · l&-'tiin · noun

1 : a lateen sail, a triangular sail extended by a long spar slung to a low mast
2 : also lateener
-'tii-n&r/ : a lateen-rigged ship

: being or relating to a rig used especially on the north coast of
Africa and characterized by a lateen sail

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

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