gallet

noun
gal·​let
variants: or less commonly galet \ ˈgalə̇t \
plural -s

Definition of gallet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a chip of stone : spall
variants: or less commonly galet \ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of gallet (Entry 2 of 2)

: to fill in the fresh mortar joints of (rubble masonry) with gallets

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History and Etymology for gallet

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 4 Mar. 2021.

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