Part of speech: noun

A large Spanish ship.

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Usage examples "galleon":

  1. It is the privilege of knowledge to be superior and grave; to be able to smile sadly at the dream of a Golden Galleon which childhood sees in April by the Serpentine; for knowledge is aware of the truth, the tumult surrounding us of contentious lunatics, endless, inexplicable; the noise of mankind in its upward journey towards the eclipse, or some other heavenly mystery. - "Waiting for Daylight", Henry Major Tomlinson.
  2. " Not the galleon, though, I suppose? - "The Log of a Privateersman", Harry Collingwood.
  3. Suddenly over the water from the galleon came a loud hail. - "The Sea-Hawk", Raphael Sabatini.