[ kwod-ruh-reem ]

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

Origin of quadrireme

1590–1600; <Latin quadrirēmis, equivalent to quadri-quadri- + -rēmis (derivative of rēmus oar)

Words Nearby quadrireme

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How to use quadrireme in a sentence

  • 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