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Noun: galley slave  ga-lee sleyv
  1. A slave condemned to row in a galley
  2. [informal] A labourer who is obliged to do menial work
    - drudge, peon [N. Amer], navvy [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: galley slaves

Type of: jack, laborer [US], labourer [Brit, Cdn], manual laborer [US], manual labourer [Brit, Cdn], slave

Encyclopedia: Galley slave