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la·teen

 (lə-tēn′, lă-) Nautical
adj.
Being, relating to, or rigged with a triangular sail hung on a long yard that is attached at an angle to the top of a short mast.
n.
1. A lateen-rigged boat.
2. A lateen sail.

[French (voile) latine, lateen (sail), feminine of latin, Latin (from its use in the Mediterranean), from Old French; see Latin.]

lateen

(ləˈtiːn)
adj
(Nautical Terms) nautical denoting a rig with a triangular sail (lateen sail) bent to a yard hoisted to the head of a low mast, used esp in the Mediterranean
[C18: from French voile latine Latin sail]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lateen - a triangular fore-and-aft sail used especially in the Mediterraneanlateen - 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
Adj.1.lateen - rigged with a triangular (lateen) sail
rigged - fitted or equipped with necessary rigging (sails and shrouds and stays etc)
Translations

lateen

[ləˈtiːn] Nvela f latina
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I owe to her the awakened love for the sea that, with the quivering of her swift little body and the humming of the wind under the foot of her lateen sails, stole into my heart with a sort of gentle violence, and brought my imagination under its despotic sway.
When I looked I saw a pennant fluttering from the peak of the forward lateen yard--a red, white, and blue pen-nant, with a single great white star in a field of blue.
His crew sullenly tailed on to the halyards, and the strange, outlandish sail, lateen in rig and dyed a warm brown, rose in the air.
After waiting a few minutes longer, the crew hoisted the lateen sail, and Yellow Handkerchief steered down toward the mouth of San Rafael Creek.
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.
The department of economic development in Umm Al Quwain has installed 18 surveillance cameras at the Lateen area where the fishermen anchor their boats, according to a senior official.
"We got information that three Indian Dhows -- a lateen rigged ship with one or two masts -- at Socotra suffered damages and sank alongside in the harbour after the cyclone hit the area,"said the official.
VVOSCAR Lateen should appreciate the return to a stiffer track 4.05 Kelso Sandy Thomson's gelding failed to justify favouritism at Musselburgh on his latest start, but that is the sharpest track he has encountered and it showed, as he was being niggled along in front a mile from home yet rallied and kept on for second after looking as though he might drop away.
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