Associations to the word «Galley»


GALLEY, noun. (nautical) A long, slender ship propelled primarily by oars, whether having masts and sails or not; usually referring to rowed warships used in the Mediterranean from the 16th century until the modern era.
GALLEY, noun. (British) A light, open boat used on the Thames by customhouse officers, press gangs, and also for pleasure.
GALLEY, noun. (nautical) One of the small boats carried by a man-of-war.
GALLEY, noun. (nautical) The cookroom or kitchen and cooking apparatus of a vessel or aircraft; sometimes on merchant vessels called the caboose.
GALLEY, noun. An oblong oven or muffle with a battery of retorts; a gallery furnace.
GALLEY, noun. (printing) An oblong tray of wood or brass, with upright sides, for holding type which has been set, or is to be made up, etc.
GALLEY, noun. (printing) A proof sheet taken from type while on a galley; a galley proof.
GALLEY PROOF, noun. (printing) A trial page or proof of continuous text that has not been divided into pages.
GALLEY SLAVE, noun. A slave who rows in a galley.
GALLEY SLAVES, noun. Plural of galley slave
GALLEY SLICE, noun. (printing) (obsolete) A sliding false bottom to a large galley.

Dictionary definition

GALLEY, noun. A large medieval vessel with a single deck propelled by sails and oars with guns at stern and prow; a complement of 1,000 men; used mainly in the Mediterranean for war and trading.
GALLEY, noun. (classical antiquity) a crescent-shaped seagoing vessel propelled by oars.
GALLEY, noun. The kitchen area for food preparation on an airliner.
GALLEY, noun. The area for food preparation on a ship.

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