A large, fast, heavily armed three-masted Mediterranean galley of the 1500s and 1600s.
A large, three-masted vessel having sails and oars and carrying heavy guns: used in the Mediterranean in the 16th and 17th cent.
Alternative Form of galleass - galeas
Other Word Forms
Origin of galleass
- Old French galeasse from Old Italian galeaza augmentative of galea galley from Old Provençal or Catalan galley
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition