bireme

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bi·reme

 (bī′rēm′)
n.
An ancient galley equipped with two tiers of oars on each side.

[Latin birēmis : bi-, two; see bi-1 + rēmus, oar; see erə- in Indo-European roots.]

bireme

(ˈbaɪriːm)
n
(Nautical Terms) an ancient galley having two banks of oars
[C17: from Latin birēmus, from bi-1 + -rēmus oar]

bi•reme

(ˈbaɪ rim)

n.
a galley having two tiers of oars.
[1590–1600; < Latin birēmis having oars in pairs]
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