Definition of galley noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    galley

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈɡæli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæli//
     
    Parts of a plane, Parts of boats and ships
     
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  1. 1 a long flat ship with sails, usually rowed by slaves or criminals, especially one used by the ancient Greeks or Romans in war
  2. 2 the kitchen on a ship or plane See related entries: Parts of a plane, Parts of boats and ships
  3. Word Origin Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin galea, from medieval Greek galaia, of unknown origin.
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