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garret1

[gar-it] /ˈgær ɪt/
noun
1.
an attic, usually a small, wretched one.
Origin of garret1
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English garite watchtower < Old French garite, guerite watchtower, derivative of garir, guarir to defend, protect; see garrison
Related forms
garreted, adjective

garret2

[gar-it] /ˈgær ɪt/
noun, verb (used with object), Masonry.
1.
Origin
1835-45; of uncertain origin

gallet

or galet, garret

[gal-it] /ˈgæl ɪt/ Masonry.
noun
1.
spall (def 1).
verb (used with object)
2.
to fill (a mortar joint) with gallets.
Origin
1705-15; < French galet pebble, Old French galet, jalet, derivative of Old North French gal pebble (said to be < Celtic, but MIr gall “pillar stone, standing stone” is only point of comparison)
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garret

/ˈɡærɪt/
noun
1.
another word for attic (sense 1)
Word Origin
C14: from Old French garite watchtower, from garir to protect, of Germanic origin; see wary
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Word Origin and History for garret
n.

c.1300, "turret, small tower on the roof of a house or castle," from Old French garite "watchtower, place of refuge," from garir "defend, preserve," from a Germanic source (cf. Gothic warjan "forbid," Old High German warjan "to defend"), from Proto-Germanic *warjanan, from PIE root *wer- "to cover" (see warrant (n.)). Meaning "room on uppermost floor of a house" is from early 14c. See attic. As the typical wretched abode of a poor poet, by mid-18c.

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