galiot

or gal·li·ot

[ gal-ee-uht ]
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nounNautical.
  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.

Origin of galiot

1
1325–75; Middle English galiote<Middle French <Medieval Latin galeota, diminutive of galeagalley

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galiot

galliot

/ (ˈɡælɪət) /


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

Origin of galiot

1
C14: from Old French galiote, from Italian galeotta, from Medieval Latin galea galley

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