Definition of Lateen. Meaning of Lateen. Synonyms of Lateen

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Definition of Lateen

Lateen
Lateen La*teen", a. (Naut.) Of or pertaining to a peculiar rig used in the Mediterranean and adjacent waters, esp. on the northern coast of Africa. See below. Lateen sail. [F. voile latine a sail in the shape of a right-angled triangle; cf. It. & Sp. vela latina; properly Latin sail. See Latin.] (Naut.) A triangular sail, extended by a long yard, which is slung at about one fourth of its length from the lower end, to a low mast, this end being brought down at the tack, while the other end is elevated at an angle or about forty-five degrees; -- used in small boats, feluccas, xebecs, etc., especially in the Mediterranean and adjacent waters. Some lateen sails have also a boom on the lower side.

Meaning of Lateen from wikipedia

- A lateen (from French latine, meaning "Latin") or latin-rig is a triangular sail set on a long yard mounted at an angle on the mast, and running in a fore-and-aft...
- of the mid-1600s. Galleons generally carried three or more masts with a lateen fore-and-aft rig on the rear masts, were carvel built with a prominent squared...
- to explore along the West African coast and into the Atlantic Ocean. The lateen sails gave it speed and the capacity for sailing windward (beating). Caravels...
- The crab claw sail or, as it is sometimes known, Oceanic lateen or Oceanic sprit, is a triangular sail with spars along upper and lower edges. The crab...
- was apparently at least partly ****ed with lateen sails, making it probable that by that time the lateen had become the standard rig for the dromon,...
- beach-launched sailing dinghy. It features a very flat, boardlike hull carrying a lateen sail mounted to an un-sta**** mast. Sunfish was developed by Alcort, Inc...
- waters of the Red Sea), and also in Iraq. Its rig consists of one or two lateen sails. They are usually able to board ten p****engers and the crew consists...
- ships similar to galleys primarily used by Barbary pirates, which have both lateen sails and oars for propulsion. Early xebecs had two masts; later ones three...
- The settee sail was a lateen sail with the front corner cut off, giving it a quadrilateral shape. It can be traced back to Greco-Roman navigation in the...
- "Kunlun ships" in Chinese records). In the Mediterranean, single-yarded lateen sails emerged by around the 2nd century CE. Though its origin remains contentious...
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