Definitions for galleonˈgæl i ən, ˈgæl yən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gal•le•onˈgæl i ən, ˈgæl yən(n.)
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
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
A large, three masted, square rigged sailing ship with at least two decks.
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
A galleon was a large, multi-decked sailing ship used primarily by European states from the 16th to 18th centuries.
Translations for galleon
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
in former times, a large, usually Spanish, sailing-ship.
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- galeãoPortuguese (BR)
- die GalleoneGerman
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- אֳנִייַת מִפרָשִׂים סְפָרַדִיתHebrew
- दीर्घ नौकाHindi
- kapal bangsa SpanyolIndonesian
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- galjona (viduslaiku spāņu burukuģis)Latvian
- جنګى يا تجارتي بېړۍ ( په پخوا وختوكېPashto
- 四班牙大帆船Chinese (Trad.)
- اسپانوی جنگی جہازUrdu
- thuyền buồm lớnVietnamese
- 大型帆船Chinese (Simp.)
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