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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The wreck, named for the large lumps of beeswax that have been found scattered along the coast for the past two centuries, is believed to be a Spanish galleon that wrecked in the late 1600s.
The theory is that odds and ends of meat were gathered together, perhaps even on trading galleons, and turned into the next meal, like ravioli au tuccu which arrives next.
El Galeon tall ship Tours of a 16th-century Spanish galleon replica used by the Spanish Crown for maritime expeditions.
Most of the hunting that goes on here has nothing to do with Spanish galleons or Viking longboats.
After all, any pollster worth his galleons knows it’s tough to elect atheists to political office.
Moleskine hasn't revealed how many Galleons the notebooks will cost, but Muggles can buy them for $24.95.
Commercial links between the close neighbors are even older than the Spanish galleon trade when the Philippines became the transshipment point for huge flows of silver bullion from Latin America to China.
Prices start at £10 ($15), or three galleons, five sickles, and 12 knuts.
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Definition of galleon for English Language Learners
: a large sailing ship used especially by the Spanish in the 1500s and 1600s
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Definition of galleon for Students
: a large sailing ship used by the Spanish from the 1400s to the 1700s
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