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galleass a large, three-masted, heavily-armed fighting galley used in the Mediterranean in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
galleon a large three-masted sailing ship used esp. by the Spaniards in the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries.
gallery a long, narrow room, hallway, or promenade that is covered and open at one or both ends. [7 definitions]
galley a large, low ship of ancient and medieval times that was propelled by oars and sometimes by sails. [3 definitions]
galley proof a printer's proof taken from type in a galley to allow for correction of errors before final pages are assembled.
galley slave a slave or convict forced to work at an oar on a galley. [2 definitions]
gallfly any of various insects that deposit eggs in plant stems or tree bark causing the formation of galls in which the larvae feed.
Gallic of or pertaining to France or its people, culture, or the like; French.
gallic acid a clear, crystalline acid derived from tannin, used in photography and in inks and dyes.
Gallicism a French expression or idiom when adopted by another language. [2 definitions]
Gallicize (sometimes l.c.) to make or become like the French in character, thought, language, or the like.
gallimaufry a jumbled mixture; hodgepodge.
gallinacean a gallinaceous bird.
gallinaceous belonging to a variety of birds that nest on the ground, including turkeys, chickens, pheasants, and grouse.
galling causing vexation or irritation.
gallinule any of a variety of marsh birds characterized by long, webless toes and dark plumage.
galliot variant of galiot.
gallipot a small glazed jar formerly used by druggists for medicines or the like.
gallium a silvery metal chemical element that has thirty-one protons in each nucleus, usu. forms a trivalent ion, and is often used in pure form in high-temperature thermometers because it melts at just above room temperature and remains liquid up to 1983 degrees Celsius. (symbol: Ga)
gallivant to roam about seeking amusement; gad.
gall midge any of several small, two-winged insects that form galls on plants; gall gnat.