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  • Galley | Definition and Translations

    A galley is a (usually metal) tray used for letterpress printing. The individual lines are first set in the composing stick and then combined to columns in the galley. The galley usually has 3 closed sides. The one open side is used to push the assembled column easily from the galley.

     

    Dutch: galei
    French: Galée
    German: Setzschiff
    Italian: vantaggio
    Spanish: Galera

    Related Term(s): Composing stick Galley rack


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