- a galley, developed by the ancient Greeks as a warship, with three banks of oars on each side
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tri•reme (trī′rēm),USA pronunciation n. Class. Hist.
- Ancient History, Antiquitya galley with three rows or tiers of oars on each side, one above another, used chiefly as a warship.
- Latin trirēmis having three banks of oars, equivalent. to tri- tri- + rēm(us) oar + -is adjective, adjectival suffix
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trireme /ˈtraɪriːm/ n
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