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galiot


galiot


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Galiot  \Gal"i*ot\,  n.  [OE.  galiote,  F.  galiote.  See  {Galley}.] 
  (Naut.) 
  a  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. 
  b  A  strong,  light-draft,  Dutch  merchant  vessel,  carrying  a 
  mainmast  and  a  mizzenmast,  and  a  large  gaff  mainsail.