quinquereme


quinquereme

quinquereme noun

  1. an ancient Roman galley with five banks of oars on each side

Word Origin for quinquereme C16: from Latin quinquerēmis, from quinque- + rēmus oar Examples from the Web for quinquereme Historical Examples of quinquereme

  • On the stern of the quinquereme stood three men who were not in armor.

    Ulric the Jarl

    William O. Stoddard

  • No change was made, therefore, in the handling of the quinquereme.

    Ulric the Jarl

    William O. Stoddard

  • A hundred more were hurled from The Sword at the Romans on the decks of the quinquereme.

    Ulric the Jarl

    William O. Stoddard

  • The quinquereme was settling in the water and her crew could cast spears no more.

    Ulric the Jarl

    William O. Stoddard

  • My goods, all but one casket, went down with the quinquereme.

    Ulric the Jarl

    William O. Stoddard

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