galley proof

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noun Printing.
  1. a proof, originally one set from type in a galley, taken before the material has been made up into pages and usually printed as a single column of type with wide margins for marking corrections.

Origin of galley proof

First recorded in 1885–90
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blue, blueprint, galley, proof, slip

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galley proof

noun
  1. a printer's proof, esp one taken on a long strip of paper from type in a galley, used to make corrections before the matter has been split into pagesOften shortened to: galley
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