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Galley meaning

galley - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. A vessel propelled by oars, whether having masts and sails or not
  2. 2. A name given by analogy to the Greek, Roman, and other ancient vessels propelled by oars.
  3. 3. A light, open boat used on the Thames by customhouse officers, press gangs, and also for pleasure.
  4. 4. One of the small boats carried by a man- of- war.
  5. 5. An oblong oven or muffle with a battery of retorts; a gallery furnace.
  6. 6. 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. 7. A proof sheet taken from type while on a galley; a galley proof.
  8. 8. A large vessel for war and national purposes; - common in the Middle Ages, and down to the 17th century.
  9. 9. The cookroom or kitchen and cooking apparatus of a vessel; - sometimes on merchant vessels called the caboose.
  10. 10. Long low ship with one deck; cooking- place on board ship; frame for holding type set up.

galley - examples of usage

  1. We fastened these bundles to the bottom and sides, and launched our galley once more. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. A British galley lay in the river Wando, which he watched, and patroled the road down to Daniel's island by day, and returned into the woods and lay without fire by night. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. A group of the men stood by the port galley door- their faces upturned and pale and unreal under the gleam of the light. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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