from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
- noun A room in which balisters or crossbows were kept.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Anc. Fort.) A narrow opening, often cruciform, through which arrows might be discharged.
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- noun historical A
narrow opening, often cruciform, through which arrowscan be fired.
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