bireme

bireme

[bahy-reem]
noun Nautical.
a galley having two banks or tiers of oars.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin birēmis two-oared, having two banks of oars (bi- bi-1 + rēm(us) oar + -is adj. suffix)

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bireme (ˈbaɪriːm)
 
n
an ancient galley having two banks of oars
 
[C17: from Latin birēmus, from bi-1 + -rēmus oar]

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