[ kwod-ruh-reem ]
/ ˈkwɒd rəˌrim /
(in classical antiquity) a galley having four banks of oars.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of quadrireme
1590–1600; <Latin quadrirēmis, equivalent to quadri-quadri- + -rēmis (derivative of rēmus oar)
Words nearby quadrireme
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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