[ gog-lit ]
/ ˈgɒg lɪt /

noun (esp. in India)

a long-necked container, especially for water, usually of porous earthenware so that its contents are cooled by evaporation.

Words nearby goglet

Origin of goglet

1690–1700; < Portuguese gorgoleta (diminutive of gorja throat), akin to French gargoulette (diminutive of gargoule throat); see gargle
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Examples from the Web for goglet

  • Com-plete in every particular,' said Hurree Babu, rolling into the balcony to clean his teeth at a goglet. '

    Kim|Rudyard Kipling
  • The king was hard pressed by the queen, and at last forced water from his own goglet into the Ray's mouth.

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings|Krishna das Kaviraja

British Dictionary definitions for goglet



/ (ˈɡɒɡlɪt) /


a long-necked water-cooling vessel of porous earthenware, used esp in IndiaAlso called: guglet (ˈɡʌɡlɪt)

Word Origin for goglet

C17: from Portuguese gorgoleta a little throat, from gorja throat; related to French gargoule; see gargle
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