A Greek warship powered by oars and sails.
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a light and fast Greek oar-powered warship; principal naval vessel for Persia, Phoenicia, and the Greek city-states; a trireme was propelled by the arrangement of 170 oarsmen in three tiers along each side of the vessel 31 oarsmen in the top tier, 27 in the middle, and 27 in the bottom; the trireme's hull was constructed from a thin shell of planks
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[TRY-reem] A warship which had three levels of oars on each side. In battle triremes would charge other ships, smashing into them with the battering ram on their bows.
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- ancient Greek or Roman galley or warship having three tiers of oars on each side
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Ancient Greek warship with three banks of oars. They were used at the Battle of Salamis
and by the Romans until the 4th century AD. Of the most common types of galleys-the bireme, trireme,...
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An ancient galley or vessel with tree banks, or tiers, of oars. ... Origin: L. Triremis; tri- (see Tri-) + remus an oar, akin to E. Row. See Row to propel with an oar. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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ancient Greek or Roman galley or warship having three tiers of oars on each side
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• (n.) An ancient galley or vessel with tree banks, or tiers, of oars.
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oar-powered warship that reached its highest point of development in the eastern Mediterranean during the 5th century . Light, fast, and ... [4 related articles]
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trireme In ancient Greece, a vessel with three banks of oars on each side.
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A trireme was an ancient warship with three rows of oars propelled by 170 rowers. It was first used by the Greeks, and copied by the Romans. The Trireme was a large battleship, about 32 metres long, propelled by square sails mounted on two masts and rowers. The uppermost row of oars was known as the thranite and had 31 pairs, the middle row was kno
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A trireme (derived from Latin: "tres remi:" "three-oar;" Greek Τριήρης, literally "three-oarer") was a type of galley, a Hellenistic-era warship that was used by the ancient maritime civilizations of the Mediterranean, especially the Phoenicians, ancient Greeks and Romans. The trireme derives its name from its three rows of oars on ea...
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trireme: see galley.
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Ancient Greek warship with three banks of oars. They were used at the Battle of Salamis and by the Romans until the 4th century AD. Of the most common types of galleys–the bireme, trireme, quadrireme, and quinquereme– the trireme was probably the fastest
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A Greek warship with three banks or rows of oars.
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