galloglass

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gal·lo·glass

or gal·low·glass  (găl′ō-glăs′)
n.
An armed retainer or mercenary who serves an Irish chieftain.

[Irish Gaelic galloglach : gall, foreigner + oglach, soldier (from óg, from Old Irish óac; see yeu- in Indo-European roots).]

galloglass

(ˈɡæləʊˌɡlɑːs) or

gallowglass

n
(Historical Terms) a heavily armed mercenary soldier, originally Hebridean (Gaelic-Norse), maintained by Irish and some other Celtic chiefs from about 1235 to the 16th century
[C16: from Irish Gaelic gallóglach, from gall foreigner + óglach, young warrior-servant, from og young + -lach a noun suffix]

gal•lo•glass

or gal•low•glass

(ˈgæl oʊˌglæs, -ˌglɑs)

n.
(formerly) a soldier owing allegiance to an Irish chief.
[1505–15; < Irish gallóglách=gall a stranger, foreigner + óglach a youth, soldier, servant]
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Although the galloglasses do not appear on the record until the middle of the thirteenth century,(112) given the close connections of the MacHeths and MacWilliams with the Hebrides, it would have been natural for them to use these areas as recruiting grounds.