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Definition of "gallivat" [gal•li•vat]

  • 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."
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