a follower and supporter of or a soldier owing allegiance to an Irish chief.
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How to use galloglass in a sentence
galloglass, gal′lo-glas, n. a soldier or armed retainer of a chief in ancient Ireland and other Celtic countries.
British Dictionary definitions for galloglass
a heavily armed mercenary soldier, originally Hebridean (Gaelic-Norse), maintained by Irish and some other Celtic chiefs from about 1235 to the 16th century
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