What Is the Definition of Galleon?


The definition of galleon was a large sailing ship that was used in the 15th century until the 17th century as a warship but later it was used for trade. The name originates from the Spanish language and its first known use was in 1529.
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[gal-ee-uhn, gal-yuhn]
a large sailing vessel of the 15th to the 17th centuries used as a fighting or merchant ship, square-rigged on the foremast and mainmast and generally lateen-rigged on one or two after masts.
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