galleass

[ gal-ee-as ]
/ ˈgæl iˌæs /

noun Nautical.

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

Nearby words

  1. gallaudet, thomas hopkins,
  2. gallberry,
  3. gallbladder,
  4. gallbladder fossa,
  5. galle,
  6. gallegos,
  7. gallegos, rómulo,
  8. galleon,
  9. galleria,
  10. galleried

Origin of galleass

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

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British Dictionary definitions for galleass

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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