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.
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How to use galiot in a sentence
The galiot was gliding rapidly though smoothly through the somewhat yellow waters of the Scheldt.
The boat was soon alongside the galiot, on board which the skipper stepped.
The galiot was soon got under weigh, and off she glided, not very fast at first, with her head towards the North Sea.
Each man to his taste, I prefer sailing over the free ocean, with my stout galiot under my feet and plenty of sea room.
Messire galiot de Genoilhac, chevalier, seigneur de Brussac, master of the king's artillery!Notre-Dame de Paris | Victor Hugo
British Dictionary definitions for galiot
a small swift galley formerly sailed on the Mediterranean
a shallow-draught ketch formerly used along the coasts of Germany and the Netherlands
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