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Galleon vs. Galley

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Main Difference

The main difference between Galleon and Galley is that the Galleon is a ship type and Galley is a ship mainly propelled by oars.

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  • Galleon (noun)

    A large, three masted, square rigged sailing ship with at least two decks.

  • Galley (noun)

    A long, slender ship propelled primarily by oars, whether having masts and sails or not; usually referring to rowed warships used in the Mediterranean from the 16th century until the modern era.

  • Galley (noun)

    A light, open boat used on the Thames by customhouse officers, press gangs, and also for pleasure.

  • Galley (noun)

    One of the small boats carried by a man-of-war.

  • Galley (noun)

    The cookroom or kitchen and cooking apparatus of a vessel or aircraft; sometimes on merchant vessels called the caboose.

  • Galley (noun)

    An oblong oven or muffle with a battery of retorts; a gallery furnace.

  • Galley (noun)

    An oblong tray of wood or brass, with upright sides, for holding type which has been set, or is to be made up, etc.

  • Galley (noun)

    A proof sheet taken from type while on a galley; a galley proof.

  • Galley (noun)

    A representation of a single masted ship propelled by oars, with three flags and a basket.

Wiktionary
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  • Galleon (noun)

    a sailing ship in use (especially by Spain) from the 15th to the 18th centuries, originally as a warship, later for trade. Galleons were typically square-rigged and had three or more decks and masts

    "a Spanish treasure galleon wrecked off the Florida Keys"

  • Galley (noun)

    a low, flat ship with one or more sails and up to three banks of oars, chiefly used for warfare or piracy and often manned by slaves or criminals.

  • Galley (noun)

    a large open rowing boat kept on a warship for use by the captain.

  • Galley (noun)

    the kitchen in a ship or aircraft.

  • Galley (noun)

    a printer's proof in the form of long single-column strips, not in sheets or pages.

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Galleon (noun)

    A sailing vessel of the 15th and following centuries, often having three or four decks, and used for war or commerce. The term is often rather indiscriminately applied to any large sailing vessel.

  • Galley (noun)

    A vessel propelled by oars, whether having masts and sails or not

  • Galley (noun)

    The cookroom or kitchen and cooking apparatus of a vessel; - sometimes on merchant vessels called the caboose.

  • Galley (noun)

    An oblong oven or muffle with a battery of retorts; a gallery furnace.

  • Galley (noun)

    An oblong tray of wood or brass, with upright sides, for holding type which has been set, or is to be made up, etc.

Webster Dictionary
  • Galleon (noun)

    a large square-rigged sailing ship with three or more masts; used by the Spanish for commerce and war from the 15th to 18th centuries

  • Galley (noun)

    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

  • Galley (noun)

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

  • Galley (noun)

    the kitchen area for food preparation on an airliner

  • Galley (noun)

    the area for food preparation on a ship

Princeton's WordNet

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