noun gal·li·ot \ˈga-lē-ət\
variants: or

Definition of galliot

  1. 1 :  a small swift galley formerly used in the Mediterranean

  2. 2 [Dutch galjoot, from Medeival French galiot] :  a long narrow shallow-draft Dutch merchant sailing ship

Origin and Etymology of galliot

Middle English galiot, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin galeota, diminutive of galea galley, from Middle Greek

First Known Use: 14th century

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