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Definition of "dromon" [dromon]

  • A Byzantine bireme, similar to the chelandion, but used primarily for naval combat (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "dromon" in a sentence
  • "As she was the kind of ship then called a "dromon" she might be best remembered as "the dauntless dromon.""
  • "Melville was in the house at the time, and on entering the room the dying boy embraced him and passed away with the words of the Apostle on his lips -- [Greek: didaskale, ton dromon mou teteleka] -- 'Master, I have finished my course.'"
  • "The dromon had two masts, lateen rigged, and between thirty and forty oars to a side."