lateen-rig

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lateen-rig the rig on a lateen-rigged sailing vessel
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Usage

In literature:

The vessels are schooners, lateen-rigged, from three to fourteen tons.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 362, December 9, 1882" by Various
The next morning land was seen ahead, and soon afterwards the frigate came up with a small lateen-rigged craft standing the same way.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
Then drew a little and loafed a good deal on the Bundar watching the lateen-rigged boats.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah" by William G. Burn Murdoch
Look at it sailing along like a tiny lateen-rigged boat.
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
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" by J.C. Hutcheson
The dromon had two masts, lateen rigged, and between thirty and forty oars to a side.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
It was rigged, as all the boats on the Lake of Geneva are, with what are called lateen sails.
"Rollo in Geneva" by Jacob Abbott
A lateen-rigged vessel of India.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
They were each provided with three masts, rigged with lateen-sails.
"Harper's Young People, February 3, 1880" by Various
His crew sullenly tailed on to the halyards, and the strange, outlandish sail, lateen in rig and dyed a warm brown, rose in the air.
"Tales of the Fish Patrol" by Jack London
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