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galleon, gallon, galloon
galleon (GAL ee uhn, GAL yuhn) (noun)
A large three-masted sailing ship with a square rig and usually two or more decks, used from the 15th to the 17th century especially by Spain as a merchant ship or warship: Several Spanish sailors were hired to sail on the new galleon.
The galleon sailed into the harbor after a long voyage.
gallon (GAL uhn) (noun)
A unit of volume in the U.S. Customary System, used in liquid measure, equal to 4 quarts (3.785 liters): Deloris bought a gallon of fresh milk to take home from the local store.
galloon (guh LOON) (noun)
A narrow band of embroidery, lace, braid, or silver or gold thread, used as a trimming on clothes or upholstery: Whenever the sisters next door go out, they have a custom of wearing clothes with edgings of galloon on their dresses, coats, shoes, and hats; all of which attract a great deal of attention because of their very colorful clothing styles.
The captain of the galleon, with his uniform festooned with a galloon of bright silver, ordered a gallon of rum to be distributed to the crew.
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