Definitions for galleonˈgæl i ən, ˈgæl yən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gal•le•onˈgæl i ən, ˈgæl yən(n.)

  1. a large sailing vessel of the 15th to the 17th centuries used as a fighting or merchant ship, square-rigged on the foremast and mainmast and generally lateen-rigged on one or two after masts.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of galleon:

1520–30; < Sp galeón, aug. of galeagalley

Princeton's WordNet

  1. galleon(noun)

    a large square-rigged sailing ship with three or more masts; used by the Spanish for commerce and war from the 15th to 18th centuries

Wiktionary

  1. galleon(Noun)

    A large, three masted, square rigged sailing ship with at least two decks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Galleon(noun)

    a sailing vessel of the 15th and following centuries, often having three or four decks, and used for war or commerce. The term is often rather indiscriminately applied to any large sailing vessel

Freebase

  1. Galleon

    A galleon was a large, multi-decked sailing ship used primarily by European states from the 16th to 18th centuries.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

galleon(noun)

in former times, a large, usually Spanish, sailing-ship.

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