Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A large boat used in the far East, rarely exceeding 70 tons in burden, two-masted, and commonly carrying small swivel-guns. The Malay pirates employ these boats on account of their swiftness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Naut.) A small armed vessel, with sails and oars, -- used on the Malabar coast.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun nautical A small armed vessel, with sails and oars, used on the Malabar coast.

Etymologies

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Probably from Portuguese galeota; compare English galiot, galley.

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