galley

noun
gal·​ley | \ ˈga-lē How to pronounce galley (audio) \
plural galleys

Definition of galley

1 : a ship or boat propelled solely or chiefly by oars: such as
a : a long low ship used for war and trading especially in the Mediterranean Sea from the Middle Ages to the 19th century also : galleass
b : a warship of classical antiquity — compare bireme, trireme
c : a large open boat (such as a gig) formerly used in England
2 : the kitchen and cooking apparatus especially of a ship or airplane
3a : an oblong tray to hold especially a single column of set type
b : a proof of typeset matter especially in a single column before being made into pages

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With the touch of a button, the RV’s side walls move outward creating a living area with a 4-foot 4-inch wide floor space between the dinette and the galley. Julianne G. Crane, Houston Chronicle, "Truck campers: Versatile camping almost anywhere," 15 June 2019 Everything is being passed from one crew member to the next, going into the bar area or the galley, or into the reception area, and there’s constant communication between the crew, passing on and on. National Geographic, "Memorable Moments on Europe’s Rivers with Cruise Director Richard Grey," 12 June 2019 The Flight Attendants manned a galley cart from the aircraft serving waters, juice, and sodas to all the passengers in the terminal. Fox News, "American Airlines pilot buys Papa John's Pizza for 159 passengers after flight is diverted," 9 Sep. 2018 The jolt flung passengers standing in the galley crashing into the ceiling, knocking them unconscious. Jeff Wise, Popular Mechanics, "4 Times Before the Boeing 737 Max 8 That Plane Automation Software Went Haywire," 18 Mar. 2019 Like most teardrops, the kitchen is accessed from the rear of the trailer, and an Aero Teardrop standard galley includes LED lights, one 120v GFCI protected outlet, and one 12v combination USB/power port. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Custom teardrop trailer uses a rooftop tent to camp a family," 3 Oct. 2018 In a tight galley kitchen, an island might replace a wall, giving a renovated kitchen more breathing room, more light and more work space. Kim Cook, The Seattle Times, "The latest innovations for kitchen islands," 19 Feb. 2019 The galley shows a variety of wild animals (including the posterior of a mountain goat) that are presumably native to the Mount Rushmore State. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Come Take a Tour of America's Newest Nuclear Submarine," 7 Jan. 2019 The agreement includes the two 747-800 aircraft and the cost of modifying the commercial planes with the equipment needed to support the president, including external stair, large galleys and a secure communications suite. Washington Post, "Trump reaches deal with Boeing on new presidential planes," 27 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of galley

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for galley

Middle English galeie, galey, borrowed from Anglo-French galee, galeie (continental Old French galee, galie), borrowed (probably in part via Upper Italian dialects) from Middle Greek galéa, after galéa "the shark Galeorhinus galeus," probably re-formation of Greek galeós, a name for the same fish, of uncertain origin

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galley

noun

English Language Learners Definition of galley

: the kitchen of a ship or airplane
: a long, low ship that was moved by oars and sails and that was used in ancient times by the Egyptians, Greeks, and others

galley

noun
gal·​ley | \ ˈga-lē How to pronounce galley (audio) \
plural galleys

Kids Definition of galley

1 : a large low ship of olden times moved by oars and sails
2 : the kitchen especially of a ship or an airplane

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