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galiot

[gal-ee-uh t] /ˈgæl i ət/
noun, Nautical
1.
a small galley propelled by both sails and oars.
2.
a small ketchlike sailing vessel used for trade along the coast of Germany and nearby countries.
Also, galliot.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English galiote < Middle French < Medieval Latin galeota, diminutive of galea galley
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British Dictionary definitions for galiot

galiot

/ˈɡælɪət/
noun
1.
a small swift galley formerly sailed on the Mediterranean
2.
a shallow-draught ketch formerly used along the coasts of Germany and the Netherlands
Word Origin
C14: from Old French galiote, from Italian galeotta, from Medieval Latin galeagalley
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