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galleon (noun) a very large sailing ship.
A large sailing ship used by the Spanish from the 15th through the 17th century was a galleon. The Spaniards used them during the war with the British.
- The galleon was an awesome object moving majestically across the seas and carrying a large number of passengers from shore to shore.
- Spain during the 15th, 16th, and the 17th centuries was proud of its galleons as no other European country had such large ships.