Galley, in Printing, a frame into which the compositor empties the lines of type out of his composing stick, and in which he arranges and ties up the whole matter of the page when it is completed. The galley is an oblong square board, with a ledge on one of its sides and one of its ends, to support the type in drawing it up into a compact mass; it has sometimes a groove to admit a false bottom, called a galley-slice.


A kind of low, flat-built vessel, furnished with a deck, and navigated with sails and oars; chiefly used in the Mediterranean. This term is also given to a light species of open boats employed in the river Thames, which is rowed with six or eight pair of oars.