Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Spanish two-masted vessel, rigged fore and aft, with high peak and low gunwales: formerly much used by pirates in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Examples

  • La goleta y el bergantín temen exponerse al fuerte viento.

    Pitman's Commercial Spanish Grammar (2nd ed.)

  • Still more rejoiced were they when, after an hour's tacking against the land breeze, the goleta got inside the estuary of the stream, and working up, brought to by the edge of the mangroves.

    The Free Lances A Romance of the Mexican Valley

  • Florence Kearney to make survey of the valley of Mexico, cried out, "La goleta!" every eye around him brightened, every heart beat joyously.

    The Free Lances A Romance of the Mexican Valley

  • About a month after in San Augustin a small two-masted vessel -- a goleta -- might have been observed standing on tacks off the coast of

    The Free Lances A Romance of the Mexican Valley

  • – Spoke a goleta, who came close up by our vessel, and seemed to have a miserable set on board, amongst others, a worthy pair from Havana, who had just come out of prison, having been accused of murdering a negro.

    Life in Mexico, During a Residence of Two Years in That Country

  • The couple from Havana, whom we passed in the goleta, have very cooly requested permission to accompany us to Mexico, "under the protection of the Embajador de España."

    Life in Mexico, During a Residence of Two Years in That Country

  • The couple from Havana, whom we passed in the _goleta_, have very coolly requested permission to accompany us to Mexico, "under the protection of the _Embajador de Espana_."

    Life in Mexico

  • -- Spoke a goleta, who came close up by our vessel, and seemed to have

    Life in Mexico

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