1. to make sore by rubbing; chafe severely: The saddle galled the horse's back.
2. to vex or irritate greatly: His arrogant manner galls me. verb (used without object)
3. to be or become chafed.
4. Machinery. (of either of two engaging metal parts) to lose metal to the other because of heat or molecular attraction resulting from friction.
5. Metallurgy. (of a die or compact in powder metallurgy) to lose surface material through adhesion to the die. noun
"locals can be galled."
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