a Byzantine bireme, similar to the chelandion, but used primarily for naval combat (noun)
Examples of word dromon
As she was the kind of ship then called a "dromon" she might be best remembered as "the dauntless dromon."
Melville was in the house at the time, and on entering the room the dying boy embraced him and passed away with the words of the Apostle on his lips -- [Greek: didaskale, ton dromon mou teteleka] -- 'Master, I have finished my course.'
The dromon had two masts, lateen rigged, and between thirty and forty oars to a side.
Ships of War, "round" and "long"; trireme; penteconter; liburna; galley; dromon; galleas; junk; Viking craft; galleon; two and three-deckers; steam; submarine; destroyer; battle cruiser; dreadnought
The dromon was not the low galley of the later Middle Ages but a two-banked ship, probably quite as large as the Roman quinquereme, carrying a complement of about 300 men.