galiot

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.

Nearby words

  1. galileo galilei,
  2. galimatias,
  3. galingale,
  4. galinsoga,
  5. galion,
  6. galipot,
  7. gall,
  8. gall 1,
  9. gall bladder,
  10. gall duct

Origin of galiot

1325–75; Middle English galiote < Middle French < Medieval Latin galeota, diminutive of galea galley

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British Dictionary definitions for galiot

galiot

galliot

/ (ˈɡælɪət) /

noun

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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