Definition of Gallivat

1. n. A small armed vessel, with sails and oars, -- used on the Malabar coast.



Definition of Gallivat

1. Noun. (nautical) A small armed vessel, with sails and oars, used on the Malabar coast. ¹

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Definition of Gallivat

1. a Malay boat [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gallivat

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gallium-67
gallium-67 citrate
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gallium: indications
gallium arsenide
gallium isotopes
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gallium uptake with normal chest film
gallium vs. indium
galliums
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gallivat (current term)
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galliwasp
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gallobeudantite
gallocatechin
gallocatechol
gallocyanin
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Literary usage of Gallivat

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1. Occasional Notes on British-Indian Subjects by Sidney James Owen (1868)
"... the tragi-comic vicissitudes of the persecuted brahmin's career at this trying crisis of his life :— " When the search in the gallivat was ended, ..."

2. The Naval and Military Magazine (1828)
"Tor- riano, that having in vain searched for him on shore, he must be permitted to place a guard on board the gallivat until she sailed out of the river, ..."

3. The Bombay Quarterly Review (1857)
"When the search in the gallivat was ended, the wretched ... he must be permitted to place a guard on board the gallivat, until she sailed out of the river, ..."

4. A Collection of Treaties, Engagements, and Sanads Relating to India and by India Foreign and Political Dept (1892)
"... they shall not, after showing her colours, chase her with move than one gallivat, to be certainly informed that she is really English; in like manner, ..."

5. The Asiatic Annual Register: Or, A View of the History of Hindustan, and of edited by Lawrence Dundas Campbell, E. Samuel (1801)
"... on for the dingey and a gallivat, with an1 intention of de- ... of any further effectual attempt on either the dingey or gallivat, which were lying ..."

6. Transactions of the Bombay Geographical Society by Bombay Geographical Society (1846)
"... or gallivat or Padow, according as they are built with angular, square, or round sterns, respectively ; they vary in size from thirty to 100 and 150 ..."

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