quinquereme

/ (ˌkwɪŋkwɪˈriːm) /

noun

an ancient Roman galley with five banks of oars on each side

Nearby words

  1. quinquefoil,
  2. quinquefoliate,
  3. quinquennial,
  4. quinquennium,
  5. quinquepartite,
  6. quinquevalence,
  7. quinquevalent,
  8. quinsy,
  9. quint,
  10. quint major

Word Origin for quinquereme

C16: from Latin quinquerēmis, from quinque- + rēmus oar

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