fly gallery


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fly gallery

n.
A narrow elevated platform at the side of the stage in a theater, from which a stagehand works the ropes controlling equipment in the flies.

fly′ gal`lery


n.
a narrow platform at the side of a stage from which ropes are manipulated to raise or lower scenery or equipment. Also called fly′ floor`.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.fly gallery - a narrow raised platform at the side of a stage in a theater; stagehands can work the ropes controlling equipment in the flies
platform - a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"
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These are controlled manually from the fly gallery by a team of up to ten people, using exactly the same technology of ropes and levers that would have been used over 100 years ago.