Definition of galleon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɡæliən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæliən//
Types of boats and ships
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a large Spanish sailing ship, used between the 15th and the 17th centuries See related entries: Types of boats and ships Word Originearly 16th cent.: either via Middle Dutch from French galion, from galie ‘galley’, or from Spanish galeón.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: galleon