Definition of Galleons
1. Noun. (plural of galleon) ¹
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Definition of Galleons
1. galleon [n] - See also: galleon
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Literary usage of Galleons
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies by Antonio de Alcedo, George Alexander Thompson (1814)
"This city, which is but poorly inhabited, was in the time of the galleons one of the most populous in the world ; for its situation upon an isthmus of the ..."
2. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1807)
"any of the galleons; however, ... to fall upon the galleons; which he did very refo- lutely; ... galleons ..."
3. The Philippine Islands: A Political, Geographical, Ethnographical, Social by John Foreman (1899)
"But it was not alone the troubled state of political affairs which brought about the discontinuance of the galleons' voyages, although the subsequent ..."
4. Annals of the Reformation and Establishment of Religion, and Other Various by John Strype (1824)
"... brought with them: taken from a Spanish book, by order published. Briefly here set down. Squadron of the galleons of Portugal. CONSISTED of 12 vessels. ..."
5. The History of Modern Europe: With an Account of the Decline and Fall of the by William Russell (1802)
"But that rich commerce, as well as the contraband trade, has since been ruined by the abolition of the galleons, and by substituting in their place ..."
6. The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 by Alfred Thayer Mahan (1890)
"Such doubtful orders tied his hands; but after failing there, he learned that the galleons from the West Indies, loaded with silver and merchandise, ..."
7. A History of Naval Architecture: To which is Prefixed, an Introductory by John Fincham (1851)
"The introduction of this description of vessels into the English service, it is highly probable, resulted from the capture of a number of Spanish galleons, ..."
8. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1898)
"And, thirdly, it rendered the occupation and as far as practicable the defense of the Californian coast, along which the Philippine galleons were obliged to ..."