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[gal-ee-uh t] /ˈgæl i ət/


or galliot

[gal-ee-uh t] /ˈgæl i ət/
noun, Nautical.
a small galley propelled by both sails and oars.
a small ketchlike sailing vessel used for trade along the coast of Germany and nearby countries.
Origin of galiot
1325-75; Middle English galiote < Middle French < Medieval Latin galeota, diminutive of galea galley Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for galliot
Historical Examples
  • A Dutch vessel, galliot rigged, used in the river trade of Holland.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Carruthers, this is my friend, Schiffer Bartels, of the galliot Johannes.'

    The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers
  • His galliot was at anchor a mile away, up a branch of the channel.

    The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers
  • A Dutch galliot may be fifty, eighty, or even a hundred and fifty tons burden.

    Man on the Ocean R.M. Ballantyne
  • The crew told us when the galliot came back with a new captain.

    The Poacher Frederick Marryat
  • The Little Grandfather was let down from his galliot into the water.

    Peter the Great

    Jacob Abbott
  • The galliot was laden with sweet oil, and was also no despicable prize.

    Mr. Midshipman Easy Captain Frederick Marryat
  • Their fleet consisted only of three galleys, one galliot, and a brigantine.

    The Story of Malta Maturin M. Ballou
  • They tied the calotins up two and two and transferred them from the galliot to the barge.

    Lord Tony's Wife Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • She yaws like a galliot in a gale, and takes the whole road like a drunken man.

    The Crater

    James Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for galliot


a variant spelling of galiot


a small swift galley formerly sailed on the Mediterranean
a shallow-draught ketch formerly used along the coasts of Germany and the Netherlands
Word Origin
C14: from Old French galiote, from Italian galeotta, from Medieval Latin galeagalley
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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