Definition of gault in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡɔːlt/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


[mass noun]
1 (also gault clay) A thick, heavy clay.
Example sentences
  • The single-storey building is steel-framed, and clad externally with buff (gault) bricks with wide raked joints, giving a strip effect.
  • The feasibility study into remanufacturing traditional gault clay peg tiles is near completion, thanks to the support of the local authorities and English Heritage.
1.1 (Gault) Geology A series of Cretaceous clays and marls forming strata in southern England.


Late 16th century: possibly related to Old Swedish galt, neuter of galder 'barren'.

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