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a tier of seats in a theatre or other auditorium, usually the first gallery above the ground floor
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
In an opera house, theater, or the like, a tier of seats above the main seating area–usually the first or lowest.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.