galloglass, gallowglass (n.) Old form(s): Gallow-glasses , Gallowgrosses
axe-wielding Irish soldier
2H6 IV.ix.26[Messenger to King] a mighty power / Of gallowglasses and stout kerns / Is marching hitherward in proud array
Mac I.ii.13[Captain to King] The merciless Macdonwald ... from the Western Isles / Of kerns and galloglasses is supplied
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