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[lawng-ship, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌʃɪp, ˈlɒŋ-/

a medieval used in northern Europe especially by the Norse, having a long, narrow, open hull, a single square sail, and a large number of oars, which provided most of the propulsion.
a narrow open vessel with oars and a square sail, used esp by the Vikings during medieval times

Old English langscip “man of war;” see long (adj.) + ship (n.).


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