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galleass

[ gal-ee-as ]
/ ˈgæl iˌæs /
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noun Nautical.

a fighting galley, lateen-rigged on three masts, used in the Mediterranean Sea from the 15th to the 18th centuries.

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Origin of galleass

1535–45; <Old French galleasse, galiace<Old Italian galeaza (Venice), augmentative of galeagalley
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galleass

galliass

/ (ˈɡælɪˌæs) /

noun

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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