/ (ˌkwɪŋkwɪˈriːm) /
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an ancient Roman galley with five banks of oars on each side
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Word Origin for quinquereme
C16: from Latin quinquerēmis, from quinque- + rēmus oar
Words nearby quinquereme
quinquefoil, quinquefoliate, quinquennial, quinquennium, quinquepartite, quinquereme, quinquevalent, quinsy, quint, quinta, quintain
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How to use quinquereme in a sentence
It happened at this time that ambassadors were sent by Appius in a quinquereme, to make their way through the harbour.The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six|Titus Livius
On the stern of the quinquereme stood three men who were not in armor.
No change was made, therefore, in the handling of the quinquereme.
Now sail thou on, for there is another quinquereme and she may not be far away.
A hundred more were hurled from The Sword at the Romans on the decks of the quinquereme.