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Meaning of galleon

gal•le•on

Pronunciation: (gal'ē-un, gal'yun), [key]
— n.
  1. 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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