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gal·i·otalso gal·li·ot (găl′ē-ət)
1. A light, swift galley formerly used in the Mediterranean.
2. A light, flatbottom merchant ship formerly used in Northern Europe.
[Middle English, from Old French, from galee, galie; see galley.]
1. (Nautical Terms) a small swift galley formerly sailed on the Mediterranean
2. (Nautical Terms) a shallow-draught ketch formerly used along the coasts of Germany and the Netherlands
[C14: from Old French galiote, from Italian galeotta, from Medieval Latin galea galley]
or gal•li•ot(ˈgæl i ət)
a small galley propelled by sails and oars.
[1325–75; Middle English galiote < Middle French < Medieval Latin galeota, diminutive of galea galley]