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Noun: galley  ga-lee
  1. A large medieval vessel with a single deck propelled by sails and oars with guns at stern and prow; a complement of 1,000 men; used mainly in the Mediterranean for war and trading
  2. (classical antiquity) a crescent-shaped seagoing vessel propelled by oars
  3. The kitchen area for food preparation on an airliner
  4. The area for food preparation on a ship
    - ship's galley, caboose [N. Amer], cookhouse

Derived forms: galleys

Type of: kitchen, vessel, watercraft

Part of: airliner, ship

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