Lateen

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 direction. Dating back to Roman navigation, the lateen became the favourite sail of the Age of Discovery, mainly because it allows a boat to tack `against the wind`. It is common in ...
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Lateen

• (a.) Of or pertaining to a peculiar rig used in the Mediterranean and adjacent waters, esp. on the northern coast of Africa. See below.
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lateen

lateen-rigged adjective rigged with a triangular (lateen) sail
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Lateen

La·teen' adjective (Nautical) 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 . [ French voile latine a sail in the shape of a right-angled triangle; confer Italian & Spanish vela lat...
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Lateen

A lateen sail is a triangular sail, having its upper edge fastened to a long yard, which is inclined at an angle of 45 degrees. The yard is slung at a point three-quarters of its length from the peak end.
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lateen

triangular sail rigged on ship's spar
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lateen

triangular sail rigged on ship's spar
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lateen

[adj] - rigged with a triangular (lateen) sail 2. [n] - a triangular fore-and-aft sail used especially in the Mediterranean
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