Definition of galley in English:

galley

noun

  • 1historical A low, flat ship with one or more sails and up to three banks of oars, chiefly used for warfare or piracy and often manned by slaves or criminals.

    • ‘Since the 8th century Arabs ‘sailed their galleys along the costs of Arabia and India, and arrived in Italy with luxury goods unknown in Europe’.’
    • ‘The primary warships during this period progressed gradually from oared galleys to sailing vessels.’
    • ‘It's the beat generation, it's be-at, it's the beat to keep, it's the beat of the heart, it's being beat and down in the world and like all time low-down, and like in ancient civilisations, the slave boatmen rowing galleys to a beat.’
    • ‘The Turkish galleys were rowed by slaves: some of the Christian ships were rowed by volunteers.’
    • ‘The ship was a fast galley powered by three banks of rowers pulling up to 200 oars.’
    1. 1.1 A large open rowing boat kept on a warship for use by the captain.
      • ‘I had scarcely finished saying this when I saw white birds sweep down upon the enemy, and one of the galleys overturned, and all on board were drowned.’
      • ‘Unlike the fictional Robinson Crusoe, Selkirk had, at least initially, chosen his desert island over his privateer galley.’
      • ‘Many of these vessels arrived with loss of bulwarks, boats, and galleys, and in all cases with a greater proportion of sickness and deaths than those not exposed to the fury of the gale.’
      • ‘The islands and sheltered bays provided ideal hiding places for the pirate galleys that plundered passing ships.’
      • ‘Who invented the myth that the Anglo-Saxons could not sail and that the great Sutton Hoo ship was a mere rowing galley?’
      • ‘Finally captured, the unknown galley's captain is about to be hung.’
  • 2The kitchen in a ship or aircraft.

    • ‘At the aft end of the cabin there is a port galley and starboard head.’
    • ‘The galley sometimes extends along the port side of the cabin to the forward bulkhead while other models have a shorter galley and a mate's berth at the forward end of the cabin.’
    • ‘The galley is aft with an alcohol stove to port, and sink and ice box to starboard.’
    • ‘There are a navigation station and a quarter berth aft along the port side, and galley aft on the starboard side.’
    • ‘To starboard is a large galley with plenty of storage and counter space.’
    • ‘Even getting food from the galley to the forecastle (at the front of the ship) was a tremendous job.’
    • ‘A kitchen galley looks down on diners, perhaps the chefs use their lofty position to gather some firsthand feedback on the food.’
    • ‘Further aft the main saloon has an L-shaped dinette to port and settee to starboard followed by a good-sized galley to port and navigation station to starboard.’
    • ‘Since it was a long-range aircraft, an efficient galley had to be designed and installed and this was placed behind the navigator's station and in front of the passenger compartment.’
    • ‘The galley was located at the aft end of the cabin and was divided by a passageway which led to the lavatory section.’
    • ‘The galley is aft to port and there is a starboard side navigation station and starboard quarter berth cabin with double berth.’
    • ‘Aft of the galley is a head with an integral shower with sump to discharge shower water overboard.’
    • ‘Forward, the galley is to starboard and head and shower to port.’
    • ‘The main saloon features a port side dinette and, on the three-cabin model, there is a starboard galley in the main saloon.’
    • ‘To starboard there is a good-sized galley and adequate navigation station.’
    • ‘Amidships along the starboard side was the galley with double sink, refrigerator/freezer and electric stove and oven.’
    • ‘Further aft is a galley with stove, ice-box and deep sink to port, and a dual function dinette/navigation station to starboard.’
    • ‘Each plane's cabin had a large galley opposite the boarding door where Hawaiian buffets were offered.’
    • ‘The head is to starboard opposite the galley and there is a large owner's stateroom to starboard aft.’
    • ‘Aft there is a U-shaped galley opposed by a navigation table and quarter berth.’
    cooking area, kitchenette, kitchen-diner, galley, cookhouse, bakehouse, scullery
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  • 3A printer's proof in the form of long single-column strips, not in sheets or pages.

    • ‘Some manuscripts include rough and final drafts, and galley and page proofs.’
    • ‘We'd write our marks on raw copy (type written on a page) until the pages were almost illegible, and then send it to be turned into a galley proof (one long line of printed up, typed up copy).’
    • ‘Editing was done in pencil, hard copy was supplied to a typesetter, and galleys arrived containing many errors that were incurred during hand typesetting.’
    • ‘With cold type, the galley proof is the first proof, usually a photocopy.’
    • ‘You would receive a galley proof from your publisher and make comments about mistakes or changes to be made.’
    • ‘Detailed information on these charges will accompany the galley proofs sent to you prior to publication.’
    • ‘Series 9 contains drafts, notes, galley proofs and other written material relating to articles, books and reviews written by Goldberg.’
    • ‘The paragraph in question had been in his article through galley proofs, which Sheldrake had seen and approved, but was somehow accidentally omitted in the layout process.’
    • ‘As a child, I remember him working on all the galley proofs for Chambers School Dictionary.’
    • ‘And it will happen in this, because stories look different at every stage along the way, from the manuscript to a galley to a page proof to the printed magazine.’
    • ‘The majority of the collection is composed of correspondence by the contributing poets to Williams, and both corrected and uncorrected galley proofs of poems.’
    • ‘Authors can complete all steps in the life cycle of their manuscript - from submission, to revision, to viewing galley proofs - all from their Paragon System home page.’
    • ‘So she wrote in longhand, and then picked over the copy in galley proofs, correcting and changing to the last minute.’
    • ‘Again, the most critical error occurs when publishers do not show the consultant the final galley proof.’
    • ‘When an assistant helping him prepare the galley proofs for publication noticed this phrase, without any explanatory text, he asked Heidegger to remove it.’
    • ‘But it's not enough just to analyse the manuscript, because he often made changes on the galley proofs.…’
    • ‘There were the galley proofs, lying in a neat pile, with a letter of congratulations from his editor at Routledge on top.’
    • ‘We can only assume that this occurred during the printing process and missed our attention on the galley proofs.’
    • ‘Hardcover and paperback, spotless and battered, beautiful books and cheaply printed books, crude paper-bound galleys with pages scribbled in mysterious annotations.’
    • ‘Dr. Brussee had checked the galley proofs and the error was not present at that time.’
    page proof, galley proof, galley, pull, slip, trial print
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Origin

Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin galea, from medieval Greek galaia, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

galley

/ˈɡali/