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galiot

or gal·li·ot

[gal-ee-uh t]
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noun Nautical.
  1. a small galley propelled by both sails and oars.
  2. a small ketchlike sailing vessel used for trade along the coast of Germany and nearby countries.
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Origin of galiot

1325–75; Middle English galiote < Middle French < Medieval Latin galeota, diminutive of galea galley
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Examples from the Web for galiot

Historical Examples

  • It appeared that the captain of the galiot was much distressed on this account.

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    Oliver Optic

  • "The galiot to you belongs for the labor you have to save him," continued the pilot.

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    Oliver Optic

  • The skipper of the galiot came up from the cabin soon after with his family.

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    Oliver Optic

  • The galiot had taken in less water than was supposed, from her position on the waves.

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    Oliver Optic

  • If the galiot does not right when the masts are cut away, report to me.

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British Dictionary definitions for galiot

galiot

galliot

noun
  1. a small swift galley formerly sailed on the Mediterranean
  2. a shallow-draught ketch formerly used along the coasts of Germany and the Netherlands
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Word Origin

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