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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An ancient Greek or Roman galley or warship, having three tiers of oars on each side.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A galley with three banks of oars, one above the other, used mainly as a warship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An ancient galley or vessel with tree banks, or tiers, of oars.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vessel with three benches, ranks, or tiers of oars on a side: a type of ancient Greek war-ship of great efficiency, copied by the Romans and other peoples.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. ancient Greek or Roman galley or warship having three tiers of oars on each side

Etymologies

Latin trirēmis : tri-, tri- + rēmus, oar.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin trirēmis, from tri- + rēmus ("oar"). (Wiktionary)

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