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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a storm shutter fitted to the outside of the quarter-gallery door.


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  • "Dead doors, in shipbuilding, are those fitted to the outside of the quarter-gallery-doors, in case the quarter-gallery should be carried away."
    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 117

    October 14, 2008