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[drom-uh nd, druhm-] /ˈdrɒm ənd, ˈdrʌm-/
a large, fast-sailing ship of the Middle Ages.
Also, dromon
[drom-uh n, druhm-] /ˈdrɒm ən, ˈdrʌm-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of dromond
1300-50; Middle English dromund < Anglo-French dromund, dromo(u)n < Late Latin dromō, stem dromōn- < Greek drómōn swift ship, derivative of drómos a running Unabridged
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  • The Venetian dromond was to other merchant-ships as the dromedary to other camels.

  • Well I wot of all chapmen—and to-night weighs a dromond Sailing west away first, and then to the southlands.

  • The dromond, in war-time, was sometimes converted into a warship, by the addition of fighting-castles fore and aft.

    On the Spanish Main John Masefield
British Dictionary definitions for dromond


/ˈdrɒmənd; ˈdrʌm-/
a large swift sailing vessel of the 12th to 15th centuries
Word Origin
C13: from Anglo-French dromund, ultimately from Late Greek dromōn light swift ship, from dromos a running
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