from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical A light, swift galley formerly used in the Mediterranean.
- n. Nautical A light, single-masted, flatbottom Dutch merchant ship.
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- n. Alternative spelling of galliot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small galley, formerly used in the Mediterranean, built mainly for speed. It was moved both by sails and oars, having one mast, and sixteen or twenty seats for rowers.
- n. A strong, light-draft, Dutch merchant vessel, carrying a mainmast and a mizzenmast, and a large gaff mainsail.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small galley or a sort of brigantine formerly in use, built for pursuit, and propelled by both sails and oars, having one mast and sixteen or twenty seats for rowers.
- n. An old Dutch or Flemish vessel for cargoes, with very much rounded ribs and a flattish bottom, a mizzenmast placed near the stern carrying a square mainsail and maintopsail, and a forestay to the mainmast (there being no foremast), with forestaysail and jibs.
- n. A bomb-ketch.
Middle English, from Old French, from galee, galie; see galley.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)