bilander

noun
bil·​an·​der | \ ˈbiləndə(r), ˈbī- \
plural -s

Definition of bilander

: a small 2-masted merchant ship

History and Etymology for bilander

obsolete Dutch billander (now bijlander), alteration of (assumed) obsolete Dutch binlander, from obsolete Dutch bin inside (from Middle Dutch, alteration of binnen, from be- + innen inside) + Dutch land + -er; akin to Old English, Old High German & Old Norse innan from the inside, Gothic innana, Old English in, and to Old High German lant land

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“Bilander.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bilander. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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