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quadrireme

[ kwod-ruh-reem ]
/ ˈkwɒd rəˌrim /
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noun

(in classical antiquity) a galley having four banks of oars.

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Origin of quadrireme

1590–1600; <Latin quadrirēmis, equivalent to quadri-quadri- + -rēmis (derivative of rēmus oar)
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Example sentences from the Web for quadrireme

  • Here, at Cape Dire, oh, there are only uncivilized Macrobii and no noble lords who could afford to buy the quadrireme!

    The Tour|Louis Couperus
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