Pronunciation: (gal'ē),[key] —n., —pl.-leys. 1. a kitchen or an area with kitchen facilities in a ship, plane, or camper.
2. Naut. a. a seagoing vessel propelled mainly by oars, used in ancient and medieval times, sometimes with the aid of sails.
b. a long rowboat, as one used as a ship's boat by a warship or one used for dragging a seine.
c. (formerly, in the U.S. Navy) a shoal-draft vessel, variously rigged, relying mainly on its sails but able to be rowed by sweeps.
3. Print. a. a long, narrow tray, usually of metal, for holding type that has been set.
b. See galley proof. c. a rough unit of measurement, about 22 in. (56 cm), for type composition.