Caravel vs. Galleon

Caravel vs. Galleon — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Caravel and Galleon

Caravelnoun

Any of several types of small, light sailing ships, especially one with two to four masts and lateen sails used by the Spanish and Portuguese in the 1400s and 1500s.

Galleonnoun

A large three-masted sailing ship with a square rig and usually two or more decks, used in the 1500s, 1600s, and 1700s, especially by Spain as a merchant ship or warship.

Caravelnoun

A light, usually lateen-rigged sailing ship used by the Portuguese and Spanish for about 300 years from the 15th century, first for trade and later for voyages of exploration.

Galleonnoun

(nautical) A large, three masted, square rigged sailing ship with at least two decks.

Galleonnoun

a large square-rigged sailing ship with three or more masts; used by the Spanish for commerce and war from the 15th to 18th centuries

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