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dromond

Line breaks: drom|ond
Pronunciation: /ˈdrɒmənd
 
, ˈdrʌm-/

Definition of dromond in English:

noun

historical
A large medieval ship of a kind used for war or commerce, chiefly in the Mediterranean.
Example sentences
  • The number of dromonds carrying horsemen was thirty-six.
  • In the port there stood several dozen dromonds, the black ships of the corsairs, although they were not yet in use.

Origin

Middle English: via Old French and late Latin from late Greek dromōn 'light vessel', from Greek dromos 'running'.

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