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gal•le•on /ˈgæliən, ˈgælyən/USA pronunciation
Nautical, Naval Termsa large sailing vessel of the 15th to the 17th centuries, used as a fighting or merchant ship.
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galleon /ˈɡælɪən/ n
Etymology: 16th Century: from Spanish galeón, from French galion, from Old French galie galley
- 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
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