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[la-teen, luh-] /læˈtin, lə-/

pertaining to or having a lateen sail or sails.
(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

mid-18c., phonetic spelling of French latine in voile latine, literally “Latin sail” (see Latin). So called because it was used in the Mediterranean.


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