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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Ancient Greek or Roman galley or warship having three tiers of oars on each side.

Usage examples (38)
  • The word trireme comes from three and "remus," meaning oar.
  • In fact, the name trireme was used loosely for all ships of war whether they had two banks of oars or three.
  • For him a trireme is a most marvelous and magnificent sight.
  • The trireme was a vessel of a considerable size, and was capable of accommodating two hundred and thirty persons. for more
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