Definition of Galleon

1. Noun. 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.

Specialized synonyms: Carack, Carrack
Generic synonyms: Sailing Ship, Sailing Vessel



Definition of Galleon

1. n. A sailing vessel of the 15th and following centuries, often having three or four decks, and used for war or commerce. The term is often rather indiscriminately applied to any large sailing vessel.

Definition of Galleon

1. Noun. (nautical) A large, three masted, square rigged sailing ship with at least two decks. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Galleon

1. a large sailing vessel [n -S]

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Literary usage of Galleon

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1. The Writings of Bret Harte by Bret Harte (1896)
"Due she was, and overdue, — galleon, merchandise, and crew, Creeping along through rain and shine, Through the tropics, under the line. ..."

2. Hakluytus posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"The said galleon hath foure Portugal Mariners, which have their wages and ... The said galleon carrieth twentie Souldiers, for the safeguard and defence of ..."

3. Hakluytus Posthumus, Or, Purchas His Pilgrimes: Contayning a History of the by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"The said galleon hath foure Portugal Mariners, which have their wages and ... The said galleon carrieth twentie Souldiers, for the safeguard and defence of ..."

4. Hakluytus posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"The said galleon hath foure Portugal Mariners, which have their wages and provision, at the rate of 12000. reys every yeere apiece, which is 48000 reys ..."

5. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1898)
"It will be recollected that the commander of the Philippine galleon, ... The commander of the galleon, after waiting some time in vain for the return of the ..."

6. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke (1764)
""jio frigates fent after the Acapulco galleon. ... received intelligence by the capture of an advice-fhip, that the galleon from Acapulco was arrived at the ..."

7. The Missions and Missionaries of California by Zephyrin Engelhardt (1908)
"The Philippine galleon Stops at Mission San Jose del Cabo.—Indian Conspiracy.—Murder of Soldiers.—An Intrepid Missionary.—Martyrdom of Father Carranco. ..."

8. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, George Walter Prothero, Sir Adolphus William Ward (1907)
"... and a small colony of Chinese residents; the arrival of the Manila galleon was one of the great annual events of New Spain, and this regular trade with ..."

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