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
(classical antiquity) a crescent-shaped seagoing vessel propelled by oars
the kitchen area for food preparation on an airliner
galley, ship's galley, caboose, cookhouse(noun)
the area for food preparation on a ship
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.
A light, open boat used on the Thames by customhouse officers, press gangs, and also for pleasure.
One of the small boats carried by a man-of-war.
The cookroom or kitchen and cooking apparatus of a vessel or aircraft; sometimes on merchant vessels called the caboose.
An oblong oven or muffle with a battery of retorts; a gallery furnace.
An oblong tray of wood or brass, with upright sides, for holding type which has been set, or is to be made up, etc.
A proof sheet taken from type while on a galley; a galley proof.
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
a vessel propelled by oars, whether having masts and sails or not
a large vessel for war and national purposes; -- common in the Middle Ages, and down to the 17th century
a name given by analogy to the Greek, Roman, and other ancient vessels propelled by oars
a light, open boat used on the Thames by customhouse officers, press gangs, and also for pleasure
one of the small boats carried by a man-of-war
the cookroom or kitchen and cooking apparatus of a vessel; -- sometimes on merchant vessels called the caboose
an oblong oven or muffle with a battery of retorts; a gallery furnace
an oblong tray of wood or brass, with upright sides, for holding type which has been set, or is to be made up, etc
a proof sheet taken from type while on a galley; a galley proof
Origin: [OE. gale, galeie (cf. OF. galie, gale, LL. galea, LGr. ; of unknown origin.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of galley in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of galley in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I am a galley slave to pen and ink.
There are no galley-slaves in the royal vessel of divine love -- every man works his oar voluntarily!
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.
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- مطبخ السفينةArabic
- galeraCatalan, Valencian
- køkken, kabysDanish
- Galeere, KombüseGerman
- γαλέρα, κουζίναGreek
- kaleeri, kapyysi, pentteriFinnish
- galère, galée, cambuseFrench
- bìrlinnScottish Gaelic
- shamyr aarlee, birlingManx
- लंबी नावHindi
- galea, cambusa, galeraItalian
- ガレー船, ギャレー, ゲラJapanese
- [[갤리]][[선]], 게라, [[게라]][[쇄]]Korean
- galjoen, kombuis, scheepskeukenDutch
- galera, galéPortuguese
- вельбот, гичка, верстатка, галера, наборная доска, гранка, камбуз, кухняRussian
- galärfartyg, galärskepp, kabyss, galärSwedish
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