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quadrireme (plural quadriremes)
- (historical, nautical) a galley with four banks of oars, each rowed by two oarsmen.
1980, Colin Thubron, Seafarers: The Venetians, page 121:
- During three decades of peace the Venetian battle fleet had stagnated, but soon, once again, reserve galleys were pushing out of the Arsenal. A colossal quadrireme constructed by the scholar-turned-shipwright Vettor Fausto was loaded with batteries of cannon.
quadrireme f (plural quadriremi)