lateen sail


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lateen′ sail`


n.
a triangular sail set on a long sloping yard, used esp. on the Mediterranean Sea.
[1720–30]
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Noun1.lateen sail - a triangular fore-and-aft sail used especially in the Mediterraneanlateen sail - a triangular fore-and-aft sail used especially in the Mediterranean
fore-and-aft sail - any sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction
lateen-rig - the rig on a lateen-rigged sailing vessel
Translations

lateen sail

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References in classic literature ?
A lateen sail was visible in the direction of Cat Island, and others to the south seemed almost motionless in the far distance.
As Dantes (his eyes turned in the direction of the Chateau d'If) uttered this prayer, he saw off the farther point of the Island of Pomegue a small vessel with lateen sail skimming the sea like a gull in search of prey; and with his sailor's eye he knew it to be a Genoese tartan.
Arrived at Old Cairo, the camp-followers took up the donkeys and tumbled them bodily aboard a small boat with a lateen sail, and we followed and got under way.
8) In this case, the term "vessel" implies at least one deck and the term "little ship" implies the standard rig of the 1600s--two masts square-rigged with a single lateen sail on the mizzen mast.
These are an allusion to the lateen sails of Kuwait s dhow sailing boats.
What a remarkable sight it was as this huge fleet of refurbished and re-built wooden craft, packed with crews of more than 30 men, powered along under their huge lateen sails as the breeze freshened.
A 125,000gns Selkirk half-brother to Lateen Sails is also likely to appear at next year's Tattersalls October Sale, in his case from Brendan Holland's Co Corkbased Grove Stud.
Having finished a promising fifth on the same course's Classic Trial on his debut at three last April, Orange Touch then returned last of four behind Lateen Sails in the Glasgow Stakes at York the following month.
Coral bet: 5-2 Bago, 11-4 Azamour, 3 Rakti, 13-2 Sulamani, 10 Warrsan, Kalaman, 12 Cacique, 20 Ikhtyar, Norse Dancer, 25 Troubadour, 33 Salselon, 40 Imperial Dancer, Lateen Sails.
By far the best of tomorrow's action is in the evening at Newmarket where the Bexhill Conditions Stakes offers Lateen Sails a golden opportunity to regain the winning thread.
LATEEN SAILS can get his season off to the best possible start by taking a hot-looking betfair.
Shakis, although no match for Godolphin's Lateen Sails in the Prix Daphnis, is improving and could again make the frame.