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dhow

 (dou)
n. Nautical
Any of various lateen-rigged sailing vessels with one or two masts, used especially along the eastern coast of Africa.

[Perhaps of eastern African origin.]

dhow

(daʊ)
n
(Nautical Terms) a lateen-rigged coastal Arab sailing vessel with one or two masts
[C19: from Arabic dāwa]

dhow

(daʊ)

n.
any of various sailing vessels used by Arabs, generally lateen-rigged on two or three masts.
[1795–1805; < Arabic dāwa]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dhow - a lateen-rigged sailing vessel used by Arabsdhow - a lateen-rigged sailing vessel used by Arabs
lateen-rig - the rig on a lateen-rigged sailing vessel
sailing ship, sailing vessel - a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts
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Once Mahbub and he went together as far as the beautiful city of Bombay, with three truckloads of tram-horses, and Mahbub nearly melted when Kim proposed a sail in a dhow across the Indian Ocean to buy Gulf Arabs, which, he understood from a hanger- on of the dealer Abdul Rahman, fetched better prices than mere Kabulis.
There was a large amount of fuel inside the dhows and that caused serious problems in controlling it," said Brigadier Anas Abdul Rahman Al Matroushi, from Dubai Civil Defence.
19 (BNA) - At least two cargo dhows (boats) were gutted in a major fire on the Dubai Creek late on Saturday, UAE Police and Civil Defense confirmed.
A jetty near Bahrain Financial Harbour (BFH), which used to be host to more than 100 dhows, is now almost empty as fishermen moved them back to their villages fearing they could be damaged as a result of the country's unrest.
The history and importance of dhows -- from the hand-sewn plank dhows to the modern motor dhows that still ply the Indian Ocean -- extends over 3,000 years.
Several Indian Dhows, however, continue to engage in regular trade between Persian Gulf / India and ports on the East coast of Africa and Somalia.
Lined along the shores of the creek - opposite the British Embassy to be precise - lie a plethora of magnificent dhows waiting to take you down the Creek on a memorable cruise.
Bombers then set off explosives in two other dhows, which were alongside two oil tankers.
The great cargo dhows represented a flourishing trade, which stretched from the Mediterranean up to China in the time of the Portuguese and the Dutch from the 16th to the 18th centuries.
Dubai: A record 120 dhows from all over the UAE have already departed on their long journey to Sir Bu Nair Island, a day before the actual 'Al Gaffal' sailing race to be held on Saturday.
Also read: Fire destroys three dhows at Dubai Creek
I understand that the US Navy claims that my dhow had no lights on which led to the accident but I have a witness who can confirm that my vessel was well lit as all the dhows were moving in a convoy.