galliot

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

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

  2. 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)


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