Definitions for "Trireme"
Keywords:  oar, warship, galley, rowers, tiers
An ancient galley or vessel with tree banks, or tiers, of oars.
A warship manned by 170 rowers, who were stationed in three banks on each side; each trireme also had a complement of marines on board to serve as fighting men.
A ancient galley of the Mediterranean with three banks of oars.