Galley Definition

gălē
galleys
noun
galleys
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.
Webster's New World
An ancient Mediterranean seagoing vessel propelled by oars.
American Heritage
A small, compact, or cramped kitchen.
Webster's New World
The kitchen of a ship, boat, or airplane.
Webster's New World
A large rowboat.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Galley

Noun

Singular:
galley
Plural:
galleys

Origin of Galley

  • 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

  • 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

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