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English definition of “galleon”

galleon

noun [C] uk   /ˈɡæl.i.ən/ us  
a large sailing ship with three or four masts, used both in trade and war from the 15th to the 18th centuriesPassenger, cargo and military shipsBoats and sailing craft
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