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- n. A narrow opening, often cruciform, through which arrows can be fired.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A narrow opening, often cruciform, through which arrows might be discharged.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In old fortification: A loophole or aperture in the wall of a fortification, or in a wooden hoarding temporarily put up for defense, through which crossbowmen might discharge their bolts. See loophole, and compare archeria.
- n. A room in which balisters or crossbows were kept.