quinquereme

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quinquereme

(ˌkwɪŋkwɪˈriːm)
n
1. (Historical Terms) an ancient Roman galley with five banks of oars on each side
2. (Nautical Terms) an ancient Roman galley with five banks of oars on each side
[C16: from Latin quinquerēmis, from quinque- + rēmus oar]
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