The typical galley of the Mediterranean was from one hundred to two hundred feet long, often having twenty oars on each side. It had two or three masts rigged with lateen sails, carried guns at prow and stern, and a complement of one thousand to twelve hundred men, and was very efficient in mediaeval warfare. Galleons, galliots, galleasses, half galleys, and quarter galleys were all modifications of this type.
2. The cookroom or kitchen and cooking apparatus of a vessel; -- sometimes on merchant vessels called the
(Chem.) An oblong oven or muffle with a battery of retorts; a gallery furnace.
gale; the same word as E.
galley a vessel.]
(Print.) (a) An oblong tray of wood or brass, with upright sides, for holding type which has been set, or is to be made up, etc. (b) A proof sheet taken from type while on a galley; a galley proof.
Galley slave, a person condemned, often as a punishment for crime, to work at the oar on board a galley. "To toil like a galley slave."
(Print.), a sliding false bottom to a large galley.
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