Definition of Lateen sail

1. Noun. A triangular fore-and-aft sail used especially in the Mediterranean.

Exact synonyms: Lateen
Generic synonyms: Fore-and-aft Sail
Group relationships: Lateen-rig



Lexicographical Neighbors of Lateen Sail

late seizure
late seral species
late seral treatment
late syphilis
late systole
late tackle
late unpleasantness
late unpleasantnesses
latebra
latecomer
latecomers
lated
lateen
lateen-rig
lateen-rigged
lateen sail (current term)
lateener
lateeners
lateens
lateish
lately
laten
latence
latences
latencies
latency
latency stage
latened

Literary usage of Lateen sail

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Tribune Book of Open-air Sports by Ottmar Mergenthaler, Henry Hall (1887)
"Mr. Sanford says: " The objection usually urged against the lateen sail ... An ice yacht fitted with a lateen sail can outpoint anything else upon the ice. ..."

2. Report on the Ship-building Industry of the United States by Henry Hall (1884)
"When properly designed, the sails present the appearance of a large and showy triangle of canvas, reviving in outline and effect the old lateen sail. ..."

3. Ancient Magan: The Secrets of Tell Abraq by Daniel T. Potts (2000)
"The lateen sail is shown as an isosceles triangle above it. fishing and the copper transportation, it is simply inconceivable that the inhabitants of Tell ..."

4. Outing (1893)
"Ariel, Blizzard, and the rest were as fleet as THE lateen sail. and spring-boards both have their advocates, and how the leading clubs experimented with and ..."

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