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Definition of "gallion" [gallion]

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "gallion" in a sentence
  • "It don't go too fast, but it gets pretty good miles to the gallion."
  • "And the second was for that M. Drake at his being at Maluco, caused two pieces of his ordinance to be shot at a gallion of the kings of Portugall, as they say."
  • "And hauing ouercharged the artillery of the gallion, left her on fire, which burnt in terrible sort two dayes together, the fire and ouercharging of the pieces being so great, as of fifty that were in her, there were not aboue sixteene taken out whole; the rest with ouercharge of the powder being broken, and molten with heat of the fire, were taken out in broken pieces into diuers shippes."