gault

noun
\ ˈgȯlt How to pronounce gault (audio) \

Definition of gault

chiefly British
: a heavy thick clay soil

First Known Use of gault

1575, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gault

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse gald hard-packed snow

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“Gault.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gault. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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