a small galley propelled by both sails and oars.
a small ketchlike sailing vessel used for trade along the coast of Germany and nearby countries.
Origin of galiot
1325–75; Middle English galiote
< Middle French
< Medieval Latin galeota,
diminutive of galea galley
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Examples from the Web for galliot
Historical Examples of galliot
A Dutch vessel, galliot rigged, used in the river trade of Holland.
Carruthers, this is my friend, Schiffer Bartels, of the galliot Johannes.'
His galliot was at anchor a mile away, up a branch of the channel.
A Dutch galliot may be fifty, eighty, or even a hundred and fifty tons burden.
The crew told us when the galliot came back with a new captain.
British Dictionary definitions for galliot
a small swift galley formerly sailed on the Mediterranean
a shallow-draught ketch formerly used along the coasts of Germany and the Netherlands
Word Origin for galiot
C14: from Old French galiote, from Italian galeotta, from Medieval Latin galea galley
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