- 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
A Dutch vessel, galliot rigged, used in the river trade of Holland.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
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.Man on the Ocean
The crew told us when the galliot came back with a new captain.The Poacher
- a variant spelling of galiot
- a small swift galley formerly sailed on the Mediterranean
- a shallow-draught ketch formerly used along the coasts of Germany and the Netherlands
C14: from Old French galiote, from Italian galeotta, from Medieval Latin galea galley