noun gal·le·on \ˈga-lē-ən\

: a large sailing ship used especially by the Spanish in the 1500s and 1600s

Full Definition of GALLEON

:  a heavy square-rigged sailing ship of the 15th to early 18th centuries used for war or commerce especially by the Spanish

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Origin of GALLEON

Old Spanish galeón, from Middle French galion, from Old French galie
First Known Use: 1529


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