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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An armed retainer or mercenary in the service of an Irish chieftain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See gallowglass.

Etymologies

Irish Gaelic galloglach : gall, foreigner + oglach, soldier (from óg, from Old Irish óac; see yeu- in Indo-European roots).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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