Definition of galley

Definition of galley
  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.
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