Gallowglass definition

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A mercenary warrior élite among Gaelic-Norse clans residing in the Western Isles of Scotland and Scottish Highlands from the mid 13th century to the end of the 16th century.
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Noun

Singular:
gallowglass
Plural:
gallowglasses

Origin of gallowglass

  • Irish gallóglach (“foreign soldier”), from Gall (“foreigner, non-Gaelic person”) + óglách (“soldier”).

    From Wiktionary