Galleass

Gal"le*ass

(?; 135), n. [F. galasse, galace; cf. It. galeazza, Sp. galeaza; LL. galea a galley. See Galley.] (Naut.) A large galley, having some features of the galleon, as broadside guns; esp., such a vessel used by the southern nations of Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. See Galleon, and Galley.
[Written variously galeas, gallias, etc.]

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"The galleasses . . . were a third larger than the ordinary galley, and rowed each by three hundred galley slaves. They consisted of an enormous towering structure at the stern, a castellated structure almost equally massive in front, with seats for the rowers amidships." Motley.

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Gal*le"gan

(gl*l"gn),

Gal*le"go

(gl*l"g or g*ly"g), } n. [Sp. Gallego.] A native or inhabitant of Galicia, in Spain; a Galician.
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