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noun, verb (used with object)
  1. gallet.
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or gal·et, gar·ret

  1. spall(def 1).
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verb (used with object)
  1. to fill (a mortar joint) with gallets.
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Origin of gallet

1705–15; < French galet pebble, Old French galet, jalet, derivative of Old North French gal pebble (said to be < Celtic, but MIr gall “pillar stone, standing stone” is only point of comparison)
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Examples from the Web for galet

Historical Examples

  • Mlle. Galet, whom, according to your orders, I supplied with her quarter's allowance.

    Samuel Brohl &amp; Company

    Victor Cherbuliez

  • She entered; Mlle. Galet was not there, but he was there, the man whom she had come to seek.

  • He was, however, soon convinced that Galet was right, and that there was reason for alarm.

  • William was at first inclined to disbelieve the story which Galet told him, and to think that there was no cause to fear.

  • "Galet," said Mlle. Moiseney, bridling up, for she had been impatiently awaiting an opportunity to put in a word.