galloglass

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
gal•lo•glass  (galō glas′, -gläs′),USA pronunciation n. [Irish Hist.]
  1. World Historya follower and supporter of or a soldier owing allegiance to an Irish chief.
Also,  gallowglass. 
  • Irish gallóglách, equivalent. to gall a stranger, foreigner + óglach a youth, soldier, servant, derivative of Old Irish óac, óc young
  • 1505–15

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