- a hunting or fishing guide.
- a male attendant or personal servant to a Highland chieftain.
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Example sentences from the Web for gillie
Treat him as you would any other visitor, but you are not his gillie.Three Boys|George Manville Fenn
Nothing further had been said regarding Mr. Gillie's proposal.Bought and Paid For|Arthur Hornblow
When we came to the door he was seated by his rock chimney, watching a gillie about some cookery.Kidnapped|Robert Louis Stevenson
Shall I gi'e the gillie a rap o'er the head wi' me stick; or beat a retreat like a wise general?Boy Scouts: Tenderfoot Squad|Alan Douglas
On one hunting excursion, Landseer was stationed on a runway, gun in hand, with a gillie in attendance.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 4 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard