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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Galley \Gal"ley\, n.; pl. Galleys. [OE. gale, galeie (cf. OF.
     galie, gal['e]e, LL. galea, LGr. ?; of unknown origin.]
     1. (Naut.) A vessel propelled by oars, whether having masts
        and sails or not; as:
        (a) A large vessel for war and national purposes; --
            common in the Middle Ages, and down to the 17th
            century.
        (b) A name given by analogy to the Greek, Roman, and other
            ancient vessels propelled by oars.
        (c) A light, open boat used on the Thames by customhouse
            officers, press gangs, and also for pleasure.
        (d) One of the small boats carried by a man-of-war.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The typical galley of the Mediterranean was from one
           hundred to two hundred feet long, often having twenty
           oars on each side. It had two or three masts rigged
           with lateen sails, carried guns at prow and stern, and
           a complement of one thousand to twelve hundred men, and
           was very efficient in mediaeval warfare. Galleons,
           galliots, galleasses, half galleys, and quarter galleys
           were all modifications of this type.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The cookroom or kitchen and cooking apparatus of a vessel;
        -- sometimes on merchant vessels called the caboose.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Chem.) An oblong oven or muffle with a battery of
        retorts; a gallery furnace.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. [F. gal['e]e; the same word as E. galley a vessel.]
        (Print.)
        (a) An oblong tray of wood or brass, with upright sides,
            for holding type which has been set, or is to be made
            up, etc.
        (b) A proof sheet taken from type while on a galley; a
            galley proof.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     Galley slave, a person condemned, often as a punishment for
        crime, to work at the oar on board a galley. "To toil like
        a galley slave." --Macaulay.
  
     Galley slice (Print.), a sliding false bottom to a large
        galley. --Knight.
        [1913 Webster]

Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Caboose \Ca*boose"\ (k[.a]*b[=oo]s"), n. [Cf. D. kabuis,
     kombuis, Dan. kabys, Sw. kabysa, G. kabuse a little room or
     hut. The First part of the word seems to be allied to W. cab
     cabin, booth. Cf. Cabin.] [Written also camboose.]
     1. (Naut.) A house on deck, where the cooking is done; --
        commonly called the galley.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Railroad) A car used on freight or construction trains as
        travelling quarters for brakemen, workmen, etc.; a tool
        car. It usually is the last car of the train. [U. S.]
        [1913 Webster +PJC]

Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  caboose
       n 1: the area for food preparation on a ship [syn: galley, ship's
            galley, cookhouse]
       2: a car on a freight train for use of the train crew; usually
          the last car on the train [syn: cabin car]

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "caboose":
     Pullman, Pullman car, baggage car, bakehouse, bakery, boxcar,
     camboose, car, carriage, chair car, coach, coal car, cookery,
     cookhouse, cookroom, covered waggon, cuisine, day coach, diner,
     dinghy, dining car, drawing room, flat, flatcar, galley, gondola,
     kitchen, kitchenette, local, luggage van, mail car, mail van,
     palace car, parlor car, passenger car, railway car, reefer,
     refrigerator car, roomette, scullery, sleeper, smoker, smoking car,
     stockcar, tank, tender, truck, van, waggon  
     

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