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  • adj. rigged with a triangular (lateen sail).

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  • adj. rigged with a triangular (lateen) sail


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  • The single lateen-rigged mast was stepped solidly into the keep fore of the cabin.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • The two-masted, lateen-rigged ships of the unforgotten midland sea were still unknown to these Norse seafarers.

    His Disposition

  • In the distance, at the horizon, there were sails, the sails of lateen-rigged vessels.

    Cinnamon Roll

  • A nao was a Portuguese term nef or nau in French for a full-rigged round ship, with large square-rigged sails on two or three masts, sometimes with a lateen-rigged mizzen and a smaller mast called a bonaventure abaft the mizzen.

    Champlain's Dream

  • Fanshawe counted ninety-six craft, stretched from shore to shore: square-riggers, lateen-rigged gunboats, fast galleys.

    John Paul Jones

  • I could see, out beyond the wall of chained rafts, opened now in three places, a flotilla of sails, long and low, triangular, sloping, those of lateen-rigged galleys.

    Renegades Of Gor

  • She had ten oars to a side, two rudders, and two, permanent, lateen-rigged masts.

    Explorers Of Gor

  • She had two lateen-rigged sails, and the wind was in her favour.

    The Weird Of The White Wolf

  • It was a swift-sailing lateen-rigged felucca, one of those crafts that are common enough in Eastern waters, especially in the Levant.

    Picked up at Sea The Gold Miners of Minturne Creek

  • The vessels are schooners, lateen-rigged, from three to fourteen tons.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 362, December 9, 1882


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