Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek antiquity, a ship having a single bank of oars: the earliest form of Greek ship.

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Examples

  • This year he resurrected one of his favorites: an homage to a Roman unireme complete with working oars powered not by tiny little galley slaves (can you envision Charlton Heston a quarter inch tall?) but a remote-controlled motor devised through the mechanical genius of Bob's handiwork.

    December 2006

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