What does galley mean?

Definitions for galley
ˈgæl igal·ley

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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

  10. Origin: [OE. gale, galeie (cf. OF. galie, gale, LL. galea, LGr. ; of unknown origin.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Galley

    gal′i, n. a long, low-built ship with one deck, propelled by oars: a state barge: the captain's boat on a war-ship: the place where the cooking is done on board ship: a kind of boat attached to a ship-of-war: (print.) a flat oblong tray in which the compositor places the type he has set up.—ns. Gall′ey-proof, an impression taken from type on a galley; Gall′ey-slave, one condemned for crime to work like a slave at the oar of a galley. [O. Fr. galie—Low L. galea.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. galley

    A low, flat-built vessel with one deck, and propelled by sails and oars, particularly in the Mediterranean. The largest sort, called galleasses, were formerly employed by the Venetians. They were about 160 feet long above, and 130 by the keel, 30 wide, and 20 length of stern-post. They were furnished with three masts and thirty banks of oars, each bank containing two oars, and every oar managed by half-a-dozen slaves, chained to them. There are also half-galleys and quarter-galleys, but found by experience to be of little utility except in fine weather. They generally hug the shore, only sometimes venturing out to sea for a summer cruise. Also, an open boat rowing six or eight oars, and used on the river Thames by custom-house officers, and formerly by press-gangs; hence the names "custom-house galley," "press-galley," &c. Also, a clincher-built fast rowing-boat, rather larger than a gig, appropriated in a man-of-war for the use of the captain. The galley or gally is also the name of the ship's hearth or kitchen, being the place where the grates are put up and the victuals cooked. In small merchantmen it is called the caboose; and is generally abaft the forecastle or fore-part of the ship.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of galley in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of galley in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of galley in a Sentence

  1. Ben Simpson:

    You don't need a bridge, you don't need a galley, you don't need water supplies, you don't need air conditioning and suddenly the size of that vessel becomes a fraction of the size of vessels currently being used offshore.

  2. Honore' de Balzac:

    I am a galley slave to pen and ink.

  3. Vladimir Putin:

    As for my personal perception, I am not ashamed before the citizens who voted for me, all these eight years I worked like a galley slave, to spare no effort. I am happy with the results.

  4. Tracy Edwards:

    I had never been told before that I couldn't do something -- mostly because I was where I should be -- in the galley.

  5. Dale Sheckler:

    The main charging station would be above the bunk beds in the galley, it was a little tight to find space to charge.

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