Definitions for galleyˈgæl i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gal•leyˈgæl i(n.)(pl.)-leys.

  1. the kitchen area of a ship, plane, or camper. any small narrow kitchen.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. a seagoing vessel propelled mainly by oars, used in ancient and medieval times, sometimes with the aid of sails. a long rowboat, as one used as a ship's boat by a warship or one used for dragging a seine.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  3. a long narrow tray, usu. of metal, for holding type that has been set.

    Category: Printing

    Ref: galley proof.

Origin of galley:

1250–1300; < OF galee, galie, perh. < OPr galea < LGk galéa, galaía

Princeton's WordNet

  1. galley(noun)

    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

  2. galley(noun)

    (classical antiquity) a crescent-shaped seagoing vessel propelled by oars

  3. galley(noun)

    the kitchen area for food preparation on an airliner

  4. galley, ship's galley, caboose, cookhouse(noun)

    the area for food preparation on a ship

Wiktionary

  1. galley(Noun)

    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.

  2. galley(Noun)

    A light, open boat used on the Thames by customhouse officers, press gangs, and also for pleasure.

  3. galley(Noun)

    One of the small boats carried by a man-of-war.

  4. galley(Noun)

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

  5. galley(Noun)

    An oblong oven or muffle with a battery of retorts; a gallery furnace.

  6. galley(Noun)

    An oblong tray of wood or brass, with upright sides, for holding type which has been set, or is to be made up, etc.

  7. galley(Noun)

    A proof sheet taken from type while on a galley; a galley proof.

  8. Origin: First coined 1300, from galeie, from galea, from Medieval γαλέα of unknown origin, probably from Ancient Greek γαλέη, a kind of a small fish, from γαλεός

Webster Dictionary

  1. Galley(noun)

    a vessel propelled by oars, whether having masts and sails or not

  2. Galley(noun)

    a large vessel for war and national purposes; -- common in the Middle Ages, and down to the 17th century

  3. Galley(noun)

    a name given by analogy to the Greek, Roman, and other ancient vessels propelled by oars

  4. Galley(noun)

    a light, open boat used on the Thames by customhouse officers, press gangs, and also for pleasure

  5. Galley(noun)

    one of the small boats carried by a man-of-war

  6. Galley(noun)

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

  7. Galley(noun)

    an oblong oven or muffle with a battery of retorts; a gallery furnace

  8. Galley(noun)

    an oblong tray of wood or brass, with upright sides, for holding type which has been set, or is to be made up, etc

  9. Galley(noun)

    a proof sheet taken from type while on a galley; a galley proof


Translations for galley

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

galley(noun)

in former times, a long low ship with one deck, moved by oars (and often sails).

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