Definition of water-galled in English:

water-galled

adjective

  • Of paper: having a localized defect owing to the retention in places of too much water. In later use chiefly figurative and poetic: showing the effect of large amounts of water; (of the eyes) reddened with weeping.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The London Journal of Arts and Science. From water + galled.

Pronunciation

water-galled

/ˈwɔːtəɡɔːld/