Meaning of longship

long•ship

Pronunciation: (lông'ship", long'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a medieval ship used in northern Europe esp. 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.
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