chiefly British
: a heavy thick clay soil

Word History


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

First Known Use

1575, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gault was in 1575

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Cite this Entry

“Gault.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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