Definition of dhow noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//daʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//daʊ//
Types of boats and ships
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an Arab ship with one large sail in the shape of a triangle See related entries: Types of boats and ships Word Originlate 18th cent.: from Arabic dāwa, probably related to Marathi (a language spoken in the western Indian state of Maharashtra) dāw.
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