bilander

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

Definition of bilander

: a small 2-masted merchant ship

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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 24 Jul. 2021.

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