Dromond
Dromond Drom"ond, or Dromon Drom"on [OF. dromont, L. dromo, fr. Gr. dro`mwn light vessel, prob. fr. dramei^n to run. See {Dromedary}.] In the Middle Ages, a large, fast-sailing galley, or cutter; a large, swift war vessel. [Hist. or Archaic] --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

The great dromond swinging from the quay. -- W. Morris. [1913 Webster]


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  • dromond — /drom euhnd, drum /, n. a large, fast sailing ship of the Middle Ages. Also, dromon /drom euhn, drum /. [1300 50; ME dromund < AF dromund, dromo(u)n < LL dromo, s. dromon < Gk drómon swift ship, deriv. of drómos a running] * * * …   Universalium

  • Dromond — Large medieval ship, used in peace for trade but also serviceable in time of war. It was the largest sailing vessel of the 14c …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • dromond — large single sailed ship powered by rowers Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • dromond — n. large single sailed ship powered by rowers in the Middle Ages …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dromond — drom·ond …   English syllables

  • dromond — /ˈdrɒmənd/ (say dromuhnd), /ˈdrʌm / (say drum ) noun a large, fast sailing vessel of the Middle Ages. {Middle English dromon, from Late Latin dromo, from Late Greek dromōn light vessel, from Greek dromos a running} …   Australian English dictionary

  • dromond —   n. large medieval sailing ship …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • dromond — n. hist. a large medieval ship used for war or commerce. Etymology: ME f. OF dromon(t) f. LL dromo onis f. late Gk dromon light vessel …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dromon — Dromond Drom ond, or Dromon Drom on [OF. dromont, L. dromo, fr. Gr. dro mwn light vessel, prob. fr. dramei^n to run. See {Dromedary}.] In the Middle Ages, a large, fast sailing galley, or cutter; a large, swift war vessel. [Hist. or Archaic]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dromon — Reconstruction of an early 10th century Byzantine bireme dromon, based on the Tactica of Emperor Leo VI the Wise. Notice the lateen sails, the aft and mid castles, and the Greek fire siphon in front (bow). The dromon (from Greek δρόμων, dromōn, i …   Wikipedia

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