from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being, relating to, or rigged with a triangular sail hung on a long yard that is attached at an angle to the top of a short mast.
- n. A lateen-rigged boat.
- n. A lateen sail.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A triangular fore-and-aft sail set on a boom in such way that the tack is attached to the hull of the vessel and the free end of the boom lifts the sail.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a peculiar rig used in the Mediterranean and adjacent waters, esp. on the northern coast of Africa; pertaining to a lateen sail. See below.
- adj. rigged with a triangular (lateen sail).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Literally, Latin: a word used only in lateen sail, lateen yard, lateen rig. Also spelled latteen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a triangular fore-and-aft sail used especially in the Mediterranean
- adj. rigged with a triangular (lateen) sail
French (voile) latine, lateen (sail), feminine of latin, Latin (from its use in the Mediterranean), from Old French; see Latin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French latine ("Latin") (Wiktionary)