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la·teen / ləˈtēn; la-/ • n. (also lateen sail) a triangular sail on a long yard at an angle of 45° to the mast. ∎  a ship rigged with such a sail. ORIGIN: mid 16th cent.: from French (voile) Latine ‘Latin (sail),’ so named because it was common in the Mediterranean.

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