Galloway

[gal-uh-wey]
noun
  1. a historic region in SW Scotland.
  2. one of a Scottish breed of beef cattle having a coat of curly, black hair.
  3. one of a Scottish breed of small, strong horses.
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Historical Examples of galloway

  • Mr. Galloway signed to him to close the door, and then spoke.

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    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • "A telegram from Southampton, sir," announced Roland to Mr. Galloway.

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    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • That fellow, the cousin Galloway, changes his place of abode like the Wandering Jew.

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    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • Mr. Galloway started up with an exclamation of surprise, mingled with anger.

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  • This was the despatch which you saw Mr. Galloway receive in his office.

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British Dictionary definitions for galloway

Galloway

noun
  1. an area of SW Scotland, on the Solway Firth: consists of the former counties of Kirkcudbright and Wigtown, now part of Dumfries and Galloway; in the west is a large peninsula, the Rhinns of Galloway, with the Mull of Galloway, a promontory, at the south end of it (the southernmost point of Scotland)Related adjectives: Gallovidian, Galwegian
  2. a breed of hardy beef cattle, usually black, originally bred in Galloway
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Word Origin and History for galloway

Galloway

district in southwestern Scotland, Medieval Latin Gallovidia, from Welsh Gallwyddel, Irish Gallgaidhil, literally "foreign Gaels." The adjective Galwegian is on analogy of Norwegian.

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