A small armed vessel, with sails and oars, used on the Malabar coast.(noun)
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Use "gallivat" in a sentence
"Every other man was straining at his oar in the gallivat."
"The willing rowers on their benches could not know how slowly the vessel was moving, but it was painfully clear to Desmond at the helm; relative to the lights on shore the gallivat seemed scarcely to move at all."
"Miserable as he was, he would not have been a boy if he had not been interested in his novel surroundings; and no intelligent boy could have failed to take an interest in the construction of a gallivat."