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A large medieval ship of a kind used for war or commerce, chiefly in the Mediterranean.
- ‘The number of dromonds carrying horsemen was thirty-six.’
- ‘In the port there stood several dozen dromonds, the black ships of the corsairs, although they were not yet in use.’
Middle English: via Old French and late Latin from late Greek dromōn light vessel, from Greek dromos running.
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