galley-proof

galley proof

noun Printing.
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:
1885–90

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galley proof
 
n
Often shortened to: galley 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

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