WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
gal•le•on /ˈgæliən, ˈgælyən/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]

    Nautical, Naval Termsa large sailing vessel of the 15th to the 17th centuries, used as a fighting or merchant ship.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
gal•le•on  (galē ən, galyən), 
n. 

    Nautical, Naval Termsa large sailing vessel of the 15th to the 17th centuries used as a fighting or merchant ship, square-rigged on the foremast and mainmast and generally lateen-rigged on one or two after masts.
Etymology:
  • Spanish galeón, augmentative of galea galley
  • 1520–30


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

galleon /ˈɡælɪən/ n
  1. a large sailing ship having three or more masts, lateen-rigged on the after masts and square-rigged on the foremast and mainmast, used as a warship or trader from the 15th to the 18th centuries
Etymology: 16th Century: from Spanish galeón, from French galion, from Old French galie galley



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