Meaning of galley
Pronunciation: (gal'ē), [key]
— pl. -leys.
- a kitchen or an area with kitchen facilities in a ship, plane, or camper.
- a seagoing vessel propelled mainly by oars, used in ancient and medieval times, sometimes with the aid of sails.
- a long rowboat, as one used as a ship's boat by a warship or one used for dragging a seine.
- (formerly, in the U.S. Navy) a shoal-draft vessel, variously rigged, relying mainly on its sails but able to be rowed by sweeps.
- a long, narrow tray, usually of metal, for holding type that has been set.
- Seegalley proof.
- a rough unit of measurement, about 22 in. (56 cm), for type composition.
- galley (Thesaurus)