- 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
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Examples from the Web for galiot
It appeared that the captain of the galiot was much distressed on this account.
"The galiot to you belongs for the labor you have to save him," continued the pilot.
The skipper of the galiot came up from the cabin soon after with his family.
The galiot had taken in less water than was supposed, from her position on the waves.
If the galiot does not right when the masts are cut away, report to me.
- a small swift galley formerly sailed on the Mediterranean
- a shallow-draught ketch formerly used along the coasts of Germany and the Netherlands
C14: from Old French galiote, from Italian galeotta, from Medieval Latin galea galley