Definition of quadrireme in English:

quadrireme

noun

historical
  • An ancient Greek or Roman galley having four rowers for each set of oars.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in William Harrison (1535–1593), historian and topographer. From classical Latin quadrirēmis type of galley, probably one with four rowers to every ‘room’, in post-classical Latin also as adjective from quadri- + rēmus oar, perhaps partly via Middle French quadrireme.

Pronunciation

quadrireme

/ˈkwɒdrɪriːm/