- a large sailing vessel of the 15th to the 17th centuries used as a fighting or merchant ship, square-rigged on the foremast and mainmast and generally lateen-rigged on one or two after masts.
Origin of galleon
Related Words for galleonyacht, skiff, craft, vessel, ship, catamaran, schooner, sloop, cutter, clipper, galley, yawl, jack, bark, brig, windjammer, ketch, brigantine, pinnace, dory
Examples from the Web for galleon
Contemporary Examples of galleon
Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the hedge fund Galleon Group, pursued a Wall Street lifestyle.Charles Gasparino Details Insider-Trading Investigations in New Book, ‘Circle of Friends’
July 3, 2013
Yet, as the Gupta defense contended, Gupta ended up losing $10 million with Galleon.Rajat Gupta Was Found Guilty of Insider Trading in Less Than a Day
Allan Dodds Frank
June 16, 2012
With Galleon buying millions of shares, the price of Hilton stock moved up that day much more than it would have otherwise.Why Insider Trading Should Be Legalized
June 3, 2011
Not long after that call, Galleon bought more than 80,000 shares of Goldman Sachs.
“Less than a minute after the call began,” says the SEC, Galleon bought 40,000 more Goldman shares.
Historical Examples of galleon
Who will pray for your soul, I wonder, when that galleon comes to lie board and board with you?Captain Blood
If he could dispose of them the galleon would be at his mercy.
The frigate and galleon came together with a terrific crash.
On his head was a scarlet cap with a gold band, even as the man in the galleon had said.In the Days of Drake
J. S. Fletcher
The St. Philip came to the like end; so did the galleon of Biscay, and divers others.Fox's Book of Martyrs
- nautical a large sailing ship having three or more masts, lateen-rigged on the after masts and square-rigged on the foremast and mainmast, used as a warship or trader from the 15th to the 18th centuries
Word Origin for galleon
large ship, 1520s, from Old French galion "little ship" (13c.), from Spanish galeón "galleon, armed merchant ship," from Byzantine Greek galea "galley" (see galley) + augmentative suffix -on. In English use, especially of Spanish ships involved in the American trade.