Galley meaning

gălē
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The kitchen of an airliner, ship, or camper.
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A long, low, usually single-decked ship propelled by oars and sails, used esp. in ancient and medieval times: the oars were usually manned by chained slaves or convicts.
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A large rowboat.
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(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.
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(UK) A light, open boat used on the Thames by customhouse officers, press gangs, and also for pleasure.
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(nautical) The cookroom or kitchen and cooking apparatus of a vessel or aircraft; sometimes on merchant vessels called the caboose.
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An oblong oven or muffle with a battery of retorts; a gallery furnace.
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(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.
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(printing) A proof sheet taken from type while on a galley; a galley proof.
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(nautical) One of the small boats carried by a man-of-war.
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Origin of galley

  • 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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English galeie, from Old French galée, from Latin galea, from Medieval Ancient Greek γαλέα (galea) of unknown origin, probably from Ancient Greek γαλέη (galeē), a kind of a small fish, from γαλεός (galeos, “dog-fish or small shark”)

    From Wiktionary