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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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Historical Examples of gallet

  • And to him he said: "Remember, Gallet, of this affair you know nothing."

    The Doctor of Pimlico

    William Le Queux

  • William of Jumieges calls him Gallet; and says he was of Bayeux.

  • Gallet was naturally well poised and independent and he did not do as the rest did.

    Musical Memories

    Camille Saint-Sans

  • There is neither hope nor remedy, said Gallet; the man is quite out of his wits, and forsaken of God.

  • He did not show me any cause at all, said Gallet, only that in a great anger he spoke some words of cakes.