Definitions for dhowdaʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of various sailing vessels used by Arabs, generally lateen-rigged on two or three masts.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Origin of dhow:
1795–1805; < Ar dāwa
a lateen-rigged sailing vessel used by Arabs
A coasting vessel of Arabia, East Africa, and the Indian Ocean. It has generally but one mast and a lateen sail.
a coasting vessel of Arabia, East Africa, and the Indian Ocean. It has generally but one mast and a lateen sail
Dhow is the generic name of a number of traditional sailing vessels with one or more masts with lateen sails used in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean region. Historians are divided as to whether the dhow was invented by Arabs or Indians. Typically sporting long thin hulls, dhows are trading vessels primarily used to carry heavy items, like fruit, fresh water or merchandise, along the coasts of the Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and East Africa. Larger dhows have crews of approximately thirty, smaller ones typically around twelve.
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