from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A gate in a fortification designed for sorties.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In fortification, a gate or a passage to afford free egress to troops in making a sally.
- noun A large port on each quarter of a fire-ship, for the escape of the crew into boats when the train is fired.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A small door in a
fortor a castleto enable a sally; a postern.
- noun An
entrywaycontrolled by two doorsor gates, of which each must be closedbefore the other can open.
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