the state barge of Venice from which the doge and other officials dropped a ring into the sea on Ascension Day to symbolize the ceremonial marriage of the state with the Adriatic
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How to use bucentaur in a sentence
They build a new bucentaur every hundred Years, and the old ones are laid up till they rot.The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume I | Karl Ludwig von Pllnitz
The bucentaur did not return directly to the quay, to disburden itself of its grave and dignified load.The Bravo | J. Fenimore Cooper
We shall see the brave Admiral Antonio sailing in the bucentaur, with the nobles of the land!The Bravo | J. Fenimore Cooper
On coming to the surface he saw nothing—neither the gondola, the bucentaur nor his beloved.
Now written bucentaur, the state ship of the Venetian republic.