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variants or less commonly galet
plural -s
: a chip of stone : spall


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transitive verb

variants or less commonly galet
: to fill in the fresh mortar joints of (rubble masonry) with gallets

Word History



French galet pebble, from Middle French, from Old French, diminutive of gal, probably of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish gall stone pillar

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“Gallet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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