galleonnoun [ C ]uk /ˈɡæl.i.ən/ us /ˈɡæl.i.ən/
Examples from literature
- In the red light cast by her destroyer the galleon began to sink, and that so rapidly that her seamen threw themselves overboard.
- New-modelled for superiority of sailing, the English ships had the same advantage over the galleons as the steam cruisers would have over the old three-deckers.
- The flagship held out longer, but the soldiers did not wait for the Dutch to board, for some of them escaped from the galleon by swimming.
- Then the direction of the wind forced the Spanish galleons northward, where most of them were destroyed by storms.
- Whereupon the fishermen, suspecting nothing, pointed to them a galleon of great size riding at anchor not half a league distant.