Origin of galleon
Examples from the Web for 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’|William O’Connor|July 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
With Galleon buying millions of shares, the price of Hilton stock moved up that day much more than it would have otherwise.
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.
The galleon being disposed of, Drake and his men pulled ashore to look at the town.English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century|James Anthony Froude
Had he not been in the Barbados in such a year, and had he not there captured the galleon Maria de las Dolores?The Sea-Hawk|Raphael Sabatini
Altogether I know in a very short time they lost one hundred and twenty men—while I had not lost one on board the galleon.Hurricane Hurry|W.H.G. Kingston
Accordingly, we set sail on the 15th of May, the general being now on board the galleon, his own ship.
Some skulkers from the cannon-balls of the pirates might have sought safety in the hold of the galleon, and he would find them.The Real America in Romance, Volume 6;|John R. Musick
British Dictionary definitions for galleon
Word Origin for galleon
Word Origin and History 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.