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GALLEON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does galleon mean? 

GALLEON (noun)
  The noun GALLEON has 1 sense:

1. a large square-rigged sailing ship with three or more masts; used by the Spanish for commerce and war from the 15th to 18th centuries

  Familiarity information: GALLEON used as a noun is very rare.


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GALLEON (noun)


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Meaning:

A large square-rigged sailing ship with three or more masts; used by the Spanish for commerce and war from the 15th to 18th centuries

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("galleon" is a kind of...):

sailing ship; sailing vessel (a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "galleon"):

carack; carrack (a large galleon sailed in the Mediterranean as a merchantman)


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