Dhow meaning

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Any of various lateen-rigged sailing vessels with one or two masts, used especially along the eastern coast of Africa.
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A ship with a lateen sail or sails and a raised deck at the stern, used along the coasts of the Indian Ocean.
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(nautical) 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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Origin of dhow

  • Perhaps of eastern African origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Arabic داو (dāw).

    From Wiktionary