Galiot

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Galiot (Naut) A small galley, formerly used in the Mediterranean, built mainly for speed. It was moved both by sails and oars, having one mast, and sixteen or twenty seats for rowers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n galiot A small galley or a sort of brigantine formerly in use, built for pursuit, and propelled by both sails and oars, having one mast and sixteen or twenty seats for rowers.
    • n galiot An old Dutch or Flemish vessel for cargoes, with very much rounded ribs and a flattish bottom, a mizzenmast placed near the stern carrying a square mainsail and maintopsail, and a forestay to the mainmast (there being no foremast), with forestaysail and jibs.
    • n galiot A bomb-ketch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Galiot a small galley: an old Dutch cargo-boat, also a bomb-ketch.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. galiote, F. galiote,. See Galley
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. galiote—Low L. galea, galley.

Usage

In literature:

Wagner, who had sailed on the galiot, was still alive.
"Strange True Stories of Louisiana" by George Washington Cable
The boat was soon alongside the galiot, on board which the skipper stepped.
"Voyages and Travels of Count Funnibos and Baron Stilkin" by William H. G. Kingston
The man nodded earnestly, and pointed with redoubled vigor to the after part of the galiot.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
They were called "galiotes," and were used in voyaging upon rivers and canals.
"Louis XIV and La Grande Mademoiselle" by Arvede Barine
The galiot sailed, and arrived safe at Loreto.
"Oregon and Eldorado" by Thomas Bulfinch
In the meantime the Dutch sent forth a fleet of 103 men-of-war, 7 yachts, 11 fire-ships, and 12 galiots.
"Rupert Prince Palatine" by Eva Scott
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