galliot

noun
gal·li·ot | \ˈga-lē-ət \
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Definition of galliot 

1 : a small swift galley formerly used in the Mediterranean

2 [ borrowed from Dutch galjoot, going back to Middle Dutch galiote, gaillioot, borrowed from Middle French galiote, feminine derivative of galiot ] : a long narrow shallow-draft Dutch merchant sailing ship

First Known Use of galliot

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for galliot

Middle English galiot "small galley," borrowed from Anglo-French, from galie, galee galley + -ot, diminutive suffix (probably on the model of Italian galeotta)

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