dromond [drom-uh nd, druhm-] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun a large, fast-sailing ship of the Middle Ages.
Also drom·on [drom-uh n, druhm-] /ˈdrɒm ən, ˈdrʌm-/. Origin of dromond 1300–50; Middle English dromund Anglo-French dromund, dromo(u)n Late Latin dromō, stem dromōn- Greek drómōn swift ship, derivative of drómos a running Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for dromond Historical Examples of dromond
The Venetian dromond was to other merchant-ships as the dromedary to other camels.
Well I wot of all chapmen—and to-night weighs a dromond Sailing west away first, and then to the southlands.
The dromond, in war-time, was sometimes converted into a warship, by the addition of fighting-castles fore and aft.
British Dictionary definitions for dromond dromond dromon (ˈdrɒmən, ˈdrʌm-) noun a large swift sailing vessel of the 12th to 15th centuries Word Origin for dromond C13: from Anglo-French dromund, ultimately from Late Greek dromōn light swift ship, from dromos a running Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012