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1. A slave or convict forced to ply an oar of a galley.
2. A person assigned to perform tedious or menial tasks; a drudge.
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1. (Nautical Terms) a criminal or slave condemned to row in a galley
2. informal a drudge
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|Noun||1.||galley slave - a slave condemned to row in a galley|
slave - a person who is owned by someone
|2.||galley slave - a laborer who is obliged to do menial work|
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n → Galeerensklave m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
galley slaven → galeotto (fam) (drudge) → schiavo/a
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