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GALLEY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does galley mean? 

GALLEY (noun)
  The noun GALLEY has 4 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: GALLEY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GALLEY (noun)


Sense 1galley [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("galley" is a kind of...):

vessel; watercraft (a craft designed for water transportation)


Sense 2galley [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(classical antiquity) a crescent-shaped seagoing vessel propelled by oars

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("galley" is a kind of...):

vessel; watercraft (a craft designed for water transportation)

Domain category:

antiquity (the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "galley"):

trireme (ancient Greek or Roman galley or warship having three tiers of oars on each side)


Sense 3galley [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The kitchen area for food preparation on an airliner

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("galley" is a kind of...):

kitchen (a room equipped for preparing meals)

Holonyms ("galley" is a part of...):

airliner (a commercial airplane that carries passengers)


Sense 4galley [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The area for food preparation on a ship

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

caboose; cookhouse; ship's galley; galley

Hypernyms ("galley" is a kind of...):

kitchen (a room equipped for preparing meals)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "galley"):

cuddy (the galley or pantry of a small ship)

Holonyms ("galley" is a part of...):

ship (a vessel that carries passengers or freight)


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