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
Origin and Etymology of galliot
Middle English galiot “small galley,” borrowed from Anglo-French, from galie, galee galley + -ot, diminutive suffix (probably on the model of Italian galeotta)
First Known Use: 14th century
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