dhow


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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.
The dhow near Khawr alAmaya flipped over a US Navy interception craft, killing two US sailors and wounding five others.
Royal Navy warship HMS Grafton had just ended its shift guarding the site and was less than 1,000 metres away when bombers in three small dhow boats struck.
Jan Havlik, 50, from Chelmsford, Essex is accused of handling a model dhow, a diamond daffodil motif and a bangle and pair of earrings between November 1997 and January 1998.
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A large contingent from Oman attended the Traditional Dhow Festival at Katara, highlighting the close relations between Qatar and Oman.
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