trireme

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noun tri·reme \ˈtrī-ˌrēm\

Definition of trireme

  1. :  an ancient galley having three banks of oars

Origin and Etymology of trireme

Latin triremis, from tri- + remus oar — more at row


First Known Use: 1600



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