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gal·ley

 (găl′ē)
n. pl. gal·leys
1. Nautical
a. A large, usually single-decked medieval ship of shallow draft, propelled by sails and oars and used as a merchant ship or warship in the Mediterranean.
b. An ancient Mediterranean seagoing vessel propelled by oars.
c. A large rowboat formerly used by British customs officers.
2. The kitchen of an airliner, ship, or camper.
3.
a. A long, usually metal tray, used for assembling lines of printers' type in composing proofs and pages.
b. A proof made with printer's type before page composition to allow for the detection and correction of errors.

[Middle English galei, from Old French galie, from Old Provençal or Catalan galea, from Medieval Greek, probably variant of Greek galeos, shark, perhaps from galeē, weasel.]

galley

(ˈɡælɪ)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) any of various kinds of ship propelled by oars or sails used in ancient or medieval times as a warship or as a trader
2. (Nautical Terms) the kitchen of a ship, boat, or aircraft
3. (Nautical Terms) any of various long rowing boats
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing
a. (in hot-metal composition) a tray open at one end for holding composed type
b. short for galley proof
[C13: from Old French galie, from Medieval Latin galea, from Greek galaia, of unknown origin; the sense development apparently is due to the association of a galley or slave ship with a ship's kitchen and hence with a hot furnace, trough, printer's tray, etc]

gal•ley

(ˈgæl i)

n., pl. -leys.
1.
a. the kitchen area of a ship, plane, or camper.
b. any small narrow kitchen.
2.
a. a seagoing vessel propelled mainly by oars, used in ancient and medieval times, sometimes with the aid of sails.
b. a long rowboat, as one used as a ship's boat by a warship or one used for dragging a seine.
3.
a. a long narrow tray, usu. of metal, for holding type that has been set.
[1250–1300; < Old French galee, galie, perhaps < Old Provençal galea < Late Greek galéa, galaía]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.galley - a large medieval vessel with a single deck propelled by sails and oars with guns at stern and prowgalley - 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
vessel, watercraft - a craft designed for water transportation
2.galley - (classical antiquity) a crescent-shaped seagoing vessel propelled by oars
trireme - ancient Greek or Roman galley or warship having three tiers of oars on each side
vessel, watercraft - a craft designed for water transportation
antiquity - the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
3.galley - the kitchen area for food preparation on an airliner
airliner - a commercial airplane that carries passengers
kitchen - a room equipped for preparing meals
4.galley - the area for food preparation on a ship
cuddy - the galley or pantry of a small ship
kitchen - a room equipped for preparing meals
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight

galley

noun kitchen, kitchenette, cookhouse The bo'sun was in the ship's galley brewing coffee.
Translations
قادِس، سَفينَه شِراعِيَّهمَطْبَخ السَّفينَه
galéralodní kuchyně
galejkabys
kaleerikapyysi
hajókonyha
eldhús um borî í skipigaleiîa
galerakambuzaslaivo virtuvė
galerakambīze
galéralodná kuchyňa
gemi mutfağıkadırga

galley

[ˈgælɪ]
A. N
1. (= ship) → galera f
2. (= ship's kitchen) → cocina f, fogón m
3. (Typ) → galerada f, galera f
B. CPD galley proof N (Typ) → galerada f
galley slave Ngaleote m

galley

[ˈgæli] n
(= ship's kitchen) → coquerie f
(= ship) → galère f
(also galley proof) → placard mgalley kitchen ncuisine f en longgalley slave ngalérien m

galley

n
(Naut: = ship) → Galeere f; (= kitchen)Kombüse f
(Typ, = tray) → (Setz)schiff nt; (also galley proof)Fahne f, → Fahnenabzug m

galley

[ˈgælɪ] n (ship) → galea; (ship's kitchen) → cambusa

galley

(ˈgӕli) noun
1. in former times, a long low ship with one deck, moved by oars (and often sails).
2. a ship's kitchen.
References in classic literature ?
Of course, Demi tyrannized over Daisy, and gallantly defended her from every other aggressor, while Daisy made a galley slave of herself, and adored her brother as the one perfect being in the world.
While we were comforting ourselves by the fire after our meal, the Jack - who was sitting in a corner, and who had a bloated pair of shoes on, which he had exhibited while we were eating our eggs and bacon, as interesting relics that he had taken a few days ago from the feet of a drowned seaman washed ashore - asked me if we had seen a four-oared galley going up with the tide?
The whole schooner had been overhauled; six berths had been made astern out of what had been the after-part of the main hold; and this set of cabins was only joined to the galley and forecastle by a sparred passage on the port side.
That is a chain of galley slaves, on the way to the galleys by force of the king's orders.
Nay, he is even more prisoner than the slave of the galley, than the madman in his cell.
Go to Argus, the shipbuilder, and bid him build a galley with fifty oars.
The commander of the first Roman galley must have looked with an intense absorption upon the estuary of the Thames as he turned the beaked prow of his ship to the westward under the brow of the North Foreland.
I am afraid, sir, the galley fire's been out for some time now.
We could fling taunts without end at one another; a hundred-oared galley would not hold them.
The black cook thrust his woolly head from the galley, and Boatswain, the dog, leaped up between the knight-heads, and barked most furiously.
As the buck swam by the fishermen, raising his nose high into the air, curling the water before his slim neck like the beak of a galley, the Leather-Stocking began to sit very uneasy in his canoe.
He paid a thousand livres down, and deposited the three thousand with a Burgomaster, after which he brought on board without their being seen, the ten men who formed his land army; and with the rising tide, at three o'clock in the morning, he got into the open sea, maneuvering ostensibly with the four others, and depending upon the science of his galley slave as upon that of the first pilot of the port.