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Meaning of GALLEY

Pronunciation:  'galee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the area for food preparation on a ship
  2. [n]  the kitchen area for food preparation on an airliner
  3. [n]  (classical antiquity) a crescent-shaped seagoing vessel propelled by oars
  4. [n]  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 is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: caboose, cookhouse, ship's galley
 See Also: airliner, cuddy, kitchen, ship, trireme, vessel, watercraft



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gal"ley\, n.; pl. {Galleys}. [OE. gale, galeie (cf. OF.
galie, gal['e]e, LL. galea, LGr. ?; of unknown origin.]
1. (Naut.) A vessel propelled by oars, whether having masts
   and sails or not; as:
   (a) A large vessel for war and national purposes; --
       common in the Middle Ages, and down to the 17th
   (b) A name given by analogy to the Greek, Roman, and other
       ancient vessels propelled by oars.
   (c) A light, open boat used on the Thames by customhouse
       officers, press gangs, and also for pleasure.
   (d) One of the small boats carried by a man-of-war.

Note: The typical galley of the Mediterranean was from one
      hundred to two hundred feet long, often having twenty
      oars on each side. It had two or three masts rigged
      with lateen sails, carried guns at prow and stern, and
      a complement of one thousand to twelve hundred men, and
      was very efficient in mediaeval walfare. Galleons,
      galliots, galleasses, half galleys, and quarter galleys
      were all modifications of this type.

2. The cookroom or kitchen and cooking apparatus of a vessel;
   -- sometimes on merchant vessels called the caboose.

3. (Chem.) An oblong oven or muffle with a battery of
   retorts; a gallery furnace.

4. [F. gal['e]e; the same word as E. galley a vessel.]
   (a) An oblong tray of wood or brass, with upright sides,
       for holding type which has been set, or is to be made
       up, etc.
   (b) A proof sheet taken from type while on a galley; a
       galley proof.

{Galley slave}, a person condemned, often as a punishment for
   crime, to work at the oar on board a galley. ``To toil
   like a galley slave.'' --Macaulay.

{Galley slice} (Print.), a sliding false bottom to a large
   galley. --Knight.

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