A dhow was a small sailing ship with a single, triangular sail.[1] Dhows were generally too small to be used as military vessels.[citation needed]

In CalimshanEdit

They were commonly used in Calimshan by fishermen.[1]

In ZakharaEdit

All ships of Zakharan build were dhows—indeed "dhow" was the Midani term for "ship". Various sizes of dhows, from 40 to 200 feet (12 to 61 meters) in length were employed in the Land of Fate. Five distinct types were recognized: the baghla, the barijah, the boom, the sambuk, and the zaruq (or zarug).[2][3]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Christopher Rowe (March 2011). Sandstorm. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 978-0786957422.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jeff Grubb and Andria Hayday (April 1992). Arabian Adventures. (TSR, Inc), pp. 94–95. ISBN 978-1560763581.
  3. David Cook (October 1992). Golden Voyages (Home Port). (TSR, Inc), pp. 14–18, 30–31. ISBN 978-1560763314.