Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An armed retainer or mercenary who serves an Irish chieftain.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See gallowglass.

Etymologies

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

[Irish Gaelic galloglach : gall, foreigner + oglach, soldier (from óg, from Old Irish óac; see yeu- in Indo-European roots).]

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