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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 lateen sail n.  Naut. A triangular sail, extended by a long yard, which is slung at about one fourth of its length from the lower end, to a low mast, this end being brought down at the tack, while the other end is elevated at an angle or about forty-five degrees; -- used in small boats, feluccas, xebecs, etc., especially in the Mediterranean and adjacent waters. Some lateen sails have also a boom on the lower side.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 lateen sail
      n : a triangular fore-and-aft sail used especially in the
          Mediterranean [syn: lateen]