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Definition of "galley" []

  • Nautical A large, usually single-decked medieval ship of shallow draft, propelled by sails and oars and used as a merchant ship or warship in the Mediterranean. (noun)
  • Nautical An ancient Mediterranean seagoing vessel propelled by oars. (noun)
  • Nautical A large rowboat formerly used by British customs officers. (noun)
  • The kitchen of an airliner, ship, or camper. (noun)
  • Printing A long tray, usually of metal, used for holding composed type. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "galley" in a sentence
  • "You might, perhaps, come across the term galley proofs."
  • "The floor of the galley is a couple of feet above the inside bottom of the"
  • "The floor of the galley is a couple of feet above the inside bottom of the Snark; and yet I have stood on the floor of the galley, trying to snatch a cold bite, and been wet to the knees by the water churning around inside four hours after the last pumping."