quinquereme

noun quin·que·reme \ˈkwinkwəˌrēm\
variants: less commonly

quinquireme

\ˈkwinkwəˌrēm\

Definition of quinquereme

plural

-s

  1. :  an ancient galley propelled by five banks of oars

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Origin and Etymology of quinquereme

Middle French, from Latin quinqueremis, literally, having five banks of oars, from quinque- + remus oar — more at row


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