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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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.
But Yanukovych went the extra kilometer, setting aside state money to buy himself a private golf course, a private zoo, a replica of a pirate galleon and a few other fun perks.
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Origin and Etymology of galleon
probably borrowed from Italian galeone, galione (later reinforced by Spanish galeón, probably borrowed from Italian), from galea galley + -one, augmentative suffix
First Known Use: 1529
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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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