galley

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gal·ley / ˈgalē/ • n. (pl. -leys) 1. hist. a low, flat ship with one or more sails and up to three banks of oars, chiefly used for warfare, trade, and piracy. ∎  a long rowboat used as a ship's boat.2. the kitchen in a ship or aircraft.3. (also galley proof) a printer's proof in the form of long single-column strips, not in sheets or pages.

galley

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galley low flat-built sea-going vessel XIII; large open rowing-boat XV; ship's kitchen XVIII. — OF. galie (mod. galée) — medL. galea, medGr. galaîa.

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