A chip or splinter of stone inserted into wet mortar.
sliver, shiver, chip, shard, needleView synonyms
- ‘The walls have a foundation of 1.35 meters high, and are also made of gallets.’
- ‘Downstream of the gallets, a wind-up device is arranged for the after-stretched polyester filaments.’
- ‘Between the individual gallets, working elements, for example heating devices such as plate heaters can be provided.’
- ‘On four warm plates carefully invert the potato gallets and give them a good shake to loosen the potatoes from the moulds.’
Early 18th century: from French galet rounded beach pebble, from Old French gal pebble, stone.