or gal·li·ot

[ 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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for galiot



/ (ˈɡælɪət) /


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 for galiot

C14: from Old French galiote, from Italian galeotta, from Medieval Latin galea galley
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