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galley proof

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.


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 pages Often shortened togalley


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Word History and Origins

Origin of galley proof1

First recorded in 1885–90

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Example Sentences

The floor was littered with paper and proofs; on the desk a slip of galley proof lay.

Your galley proof is brought down to you by a giant in shirt sleeves whom you look at with a shadowy feeling of remembrance.

At the nearer one sat a dyspeptic man of middle age waving a heavy pencil above a galley proof.

The reason for this extreme carefulness is that it costs much less to make changes in the galley proof than in the "page proof."

I'll do the lino and the case warrk mysel' and pull a galley proof for ye too.

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