dhow

Definitions

  • Arab Dhow
    Arab Dhow
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dhow a lateen-rigged sailing vessel used by Arabs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dhow A coasting vessel of Arabia, East Africa, and the Indian Ocean. It has generally but one mast and a lateen sail.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dhow An Arab vessel, generally with one mast, of from 150 to 250 tons' burden, employed in trading, and also in carrying slaves from the east coast of Africa to the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. Also spelled dow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dhow dow a native vessel on the eastern African and western Indian coasts, with lateen sails: an Arab slaver.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ar. dāo,?

Usage

In literature:

In appearance he greatly resembled the slaves I had seen at Zanzibar, on board the Arab dhows, though better-looking.
"Ned Garth" by W. H. G. Kingston
It was the evening before I came in sight of the dhow.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
It is built on a tongue of land, which affords shelter for Arab dhows during the north-east monsoon.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
Pick out the weakest among the lot, those most likely to die, and put them by themselves in the small dhow.
"Black Ivory" by R.M. Ballantyne
Just as we clear our eyes off her, from seaward behind us comes an Arab dhow, a ship from the past, surging along finely!
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah" by William G. Burn Murdoch
DHOW CHASING ON THE EAST COAST OF AFRICA.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
A few dhows were visible close in shore, and in the bay sharks and rays could be discerned in motion.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
At this moment, just when the dhow was yet quivering with the strain, I noticed an expression of abject fear on the face of Ustani.
"HE" by Andrew Lang
The dhows were reached and their papers examined, then allowed to proceed if all was in order.
"Pan-Islam" by George Wyman Bury
The dhow and the camel had been its carriers.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
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In poetry:

They burnt a corpse upon the sand—
The light shone out afar;
It guided home the plunging dhows
That beat from Zanzibar.
Spirit of Fire, where'er Thy altars rise,
Thou art the Light of Guidance to our eyes!
"In Error" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

RAK dhow 's launch may mark last of the line.
He has built 10 to 25 "big dhows " – 800-tonne capacity monoliths that can carry cars as cargo– and countless smaller creations.
The dhow builders of Ras Al Khaimah.
On 29 June 2012 a dhow Pirate Attack Group (PAG) was disrupted at position 14 02N 051 25E approximately 145nm North West of Socotra Island.
And they are quite fast, these dhows.
Ms Rotterdam come under fire from a fishing vessel and from the shore as well as from the dhow.
During the afternoon of the 13 May, the EU NAVFOR French warship FS Nivôse disrupted a Dhow that was suspected of being used as a Pirate Action Group (PAG) mothership since it was pirated over a year ago.
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