What does the word galleon mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Henry Major Tomlinson
  2. " Not the galleon, though, I suppose? – The Log of a Privateersman by Harry Collingwood
  3. Suddenly over the water from the galleon came a loud hail. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini