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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An ancient galley or vessel with two banks or tiers of oars.

Usage examples (19)
  • Amati's Greek bireme ship model is a faithful reproduction.
  • To increase the driving force and the speed, they added a second and then a third bank of oars, thus producing the "bireme" and the "trireme."
  • Casca was on a bireme out of Antium when Yesuvius blew and smothered Herculaneum and Pompeii beneath tons of ash and lava.
  • Hence find bireme, hemiolia, merchantman, myoparo, quinquereme, sixteener and trireme in the glossary of Fortune's Favorites. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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