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dhow Syllabification: dhow

Definition of dhow in English:


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A lateen-rigged ship with one or two masts, used in the Indian Ocean.
Example sentences
  • Argyll has challenged 150 ships in all, and boardings varied from small dhows to large container ships.
  • Night had fallen by the time the frigate reached the dhow, and the ship's boarding party was greeted by a very relieved crew of fishermen.
  • ‘We use the smaller teams to board small vessels - dhows, fishing boats - and we use larger teams for the larger vessels like tankers cargo carriers, passenger ships,’ he said.


Late 18th century: from Arabic dāwa, probably related to Marathi dāw.

Words that rhyme with dhow

allow, avow, Bilbao, Bissau, bough, bow, bow-wow, brow, cacao, chow, ciao, cow, Dow, endow, Foochow, Frau, Hangzhou, Hough, how, Howe, kowtow, Lao, Liao, Macao, Macau, miaow, Mindanao, mow, now, ow, Palau, plough (US plow), pow, prow, row, scow, Slough, sough, sow, Tao, thou, vow, wow, Yangshao
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