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.
I knew that his galloglass, Scott Egan, is a reader as he has posted before.
Malin Head to Cape Clear all Ireland was in a wild buzz of excitement, and every fighting kern and galloglass clutched his pike with a sense of coming triumph.
_galloglass_, or heavily armed foot soldier, called
` soothsayer, 'galloglass, Irish and Gaelic galloglach ` foreign youth,' which took on the meaning of ` soldier, 'glen from Irish and Gaelic gleann, earlier glenn ` mountain-valley,' kern from Old Irish ceitern ` band of foot-soldiers, 'leprechaun from Irish lupracan ` sprite,' loch from Irish loch