from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The gateway of a Shinto temple, consisting of two uprights supporting a concave crosspiece with projecting ends and a straight crosspiece beneath it.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of decorative gateway or portal found in Japan.
Japanese : tori, bird + i- (from iru, to dwell).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)