a fighting galley, lateen-rigged on three masts, used in the Mediterranean Sea from the 15th to the 18th centuries.
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At the same time, the increased size, when compared to a standard war galley, didn’t allow the galleass to be as maneuverable as its oar-based predecessor.Know Your Historical Warships: From 7th Century BC – 17th Century AD | Dattatreya Mandal | April 4, 2020 | Realm of History
Compared to the low, crowded galley, the galleass was a roomy and much more seaworthy ship.
The galleass's guns were high above the water, and the galleys dreaded their plunging fire.
The galleass represented in Fig. 46 had a circular forecastle in which were mounted several guns, to be used in end-on attack.Ancient and Modern Ships. | George C. V. Holmes
The third, the great galleass "Florencia," went down in Tobermory Bay.
The galleass had gone on the sands, and as the tide ebbed had fallen over on her side.English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century | James Anthony Froude
British Dictionary definitions for galleass
nautical a three-masted lateen-rigged galley used as a warship in the Mediterranean from the 15th to the 18th centuries
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