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galliot

[gal-ee-uh t]
noun
  1. galiot.
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galiot

or gal·li·ot

[gal-ee-uh t]
noun Nautical.
  1. a small galley propelled by both sails and oars.
  2. a small ketchlike sailing vessel used for trade along the coast of Germany and nearby countries.
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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

  • 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.'

    The Riddle of the Sands

    Erskine Childers

  • His galliot was at anchor a mile away, up a branch of the channel.

    The Riddle of the Sands

    Erskine Childers

  • A Dutch galliot may be fifty, eighty, or even a hundred and fifty tons burden.

    Man on the Ocean

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • The crew told us when the galliot came back with a new captain.

    The Poacher

    Frederick Marryat


British Dictionary definitions for galliot

galliot

noun
  1. a variant spelling of galiot
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galiot

galliot

noun
  1. a small swift galley formerly sailed on the Mediterranean
  2. a shallow-draught ketch formerly used along the coasts of Germany and the Netherlands
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Word Origin

C14: from Old French galiote, from Italian galeotta, from Medieval Latin galea galley
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