Dromond

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dromond In the Middle Ages, a large, fast-sailing galley, or cutter; a large, swift war vessel. "The great dromond swinging from the quay."
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dromond drom′ond a swift medieval ship of war
    • Dromond Also Drom′on
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. dromont, L. dromo, fr. Gr. dro`mwn light vessel, prob. fr. dramei^n to run. See Dromedary

Usage

In poetry:

Cog, carrack, buss and dromond — pink, pinnace, snake and snow —
Queer rigs of antique fashion that vanished long ago,
With tall and towering fo'c'sles and curving carven prows,
And gilded great poop lanterns, and scrolled and swelling bows.
"Ghosts In Deptford" by Cicely Fox Smith