salleeman

noun
sal·​lee·​man | \ ˈsalēmən \
variants: or less commonly sallee-rover \ -​lēˌrōvə(r) \
plural salleemen also sallee-rovers

Definition of salleeman

1 : a Moorish pirate ship
2 or less commonly sallyman : velella

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History and Etymology for salleeman

Sallee (Salé), seaport in Morocco + English man or rover

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“Salleeman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salleeman. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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