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Origin of galleass

1535–45; < Old French galleasse, galiace < Old Italian galeaza (Venice), augmentative of galea galley Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for galleass

tender, dinghy, rowboat, galleon, trireme, bireme, galiot, galleass

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British Dictionary definitions for galleass



  1. nautical a three-masted lateen-rigged galley used as a warship in the Mediterranean from the 15th to the 18th centuries

Word Origin for galleass

C16: from French galleasse, from Italian galeazza, from galea galley
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