lateen-rig

lateen-rig
lateen-rig lateen-rig n. the rig on a sailing vessel with a lateen sail. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lateen-rig — noun the rig on a lateen rigged sailing vessel • Hypernyms: ↑rig, ↑rigging • Part Holonyms: ↑dhow • Part Meronyms: ↑lateen, ↑lateen sail …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lateen — A lateen (from a la trina , meaning triangular) or latin rig is a triangular sail set on a long yard mounted at an angle on the mast, and running in a fore and aft direction. In western culture, the rig is originally reported found on sailing… …   Wikipedia

  • lateen — I noun a triangular fore and aft sail used especially in the Mediterranean • Syn: ↑lateen sail • Hypernyms: ↑fore and aft sail • Part Holonyms: ↑lateen rig II adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • rig — I noun 1. gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise (Freq. 2) • Hypernyms: ↑gear, ↑paraphernalia, ↑appurtenance • Hyponyms: ↑drill rig, ↑drilling rig, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lateen sail — noun a triangular fore and aft sail used especially in the Mediterranean • Syn: ↑lateen • Hypernyms: ↑fore and aft sail • Part Holonyms: ↑lateen rig * * * a triangular sail set on a long sloping yard, used esp. on the Mediterranean Sea. [1720 30] …   Useful english dictionary

  • lateen — la*teen , a. 1. (Naut.) 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. [1913 Webster] 2. rigged with a triangular (lateen sail). Syn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lateen — I. adjective Etymology: French (voile) latine, literally, Latin (Mediterranean) sail Date: circa 1741 being or relating to a rig used especially on the north coast of Africa and characterized by a triangular sail extended by a long spar slung to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bermuda rig — Diagram of a Bermuda or Marconi rig, on a typical monohull sloop. The term Bermuda rig refers to a configuration of mast and rigging for a type of sailboat and is also known as a Marconi rig; this is the typical configuration for most modern… …   Wikipedia

  • Fore-and-aft rig — A fore and aft rig is a sailing rig consisting mainly of sails that are set along the line of the keel rather than perpendicular to it. Such sails are described as fore and aft rigged.Fore and aft rigged sails include Staysails, Bermuda rigged… …   Wikipedia

  • Jury rig — Not to be confused with Jury tampering. Jury rigging refers to makeshift repairs or temporary contrivances, made with only the tools and materials that happen to be on hand. Originally a nautical term, on sailing ships a jury rig is a replacement …   Wikipedia

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