bilander

noun bil·an·der \ˈbiləndə(r), ˈbī-\

Definition of bilander

plural

-s

  1. :  a small 2-masted merchant ship

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at in, land


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