lateener

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lateen +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

lateener (plural lateeners)

  1. A ship with a lateen rig.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 282:
      Nearby [] lay a curious vessel which it seemed the Being had arrived in. Not the usual lateener, in fact appearing to have neither sails, masts, nor oars.