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Galère

[ga-LEHR]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, 17th century

1.

A group or coterie.

Examples of Galère in a sentence

"The members of the galère were easily recognized by their matching outfits."

"Newcomers couldn’t permeate the tight-knit galère."

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About Galère

This word stems from Middle French and means “galley.” It was borrowed from the Catalan “galera” and borrowed from the Middle Greek “galéa.”

Did you Know?

In French, the term “galère” sometimes refers to a once-popular kind of ship that was propelled mainly by oars. They were used for warfare, piracy, and trade a few centuries ago. It’s also easy to confuse with the kitchen area of a ship, known as a “galley.”

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