galleass

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noun gal·le·ass \ˈga-lē-əs\

Definition of galleass

  1. :  a large fast galley used especially as a warship by Mediterranean countries in the 16th and 17th centuries and having both sails and oars but usually propelled chiefly by rowing

Origin and Etymology of galleass

Middle French galeasse, from Old French galie galley


First Known Use: 1544


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