long ship

longship

[lawng-ship, long-]
noun
a medieval ship used in northern Europe especially by the Norse, having a long, narrow, open hull, a single square sail, and a large number of oars, which provided most of the propulsion.

Origin:
1560–70; long1 + ship

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longship (ˈlɒŋˌʃɪp)
 
n
a narrow open vessel with oars and a square sail, used esp by the Vikings during medieval times

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