gallet

1 of 2

noun

gal·​let
variants or less commonly galet
ˈgalə̇t
plural -s
: a chip of stone : spall

gallet

2 of 2

transitive verb

variants or less commonly galet
"
-ed/-ing/-s
: to fill in the fresh mortar joints of (rubble masonry) with gallets

Word History

Etymology

Noun

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gallet. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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