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

Nearby words

  1. quadriphonic,
  2. quadriphonics,
  3. quadriplegia,
  4. quadriplegic,
  5. quadripole,
  6. quadrisect,
  7. quadrisyllable,
  8. quadrivalent,
  9. quadrivalently,
  10. quadrivia

Origin of quadrireme

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

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Examples 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