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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 fort or a castle to enable a sally; a postern.
  • noun An entryway controlled by two doors or gates, of which each must be closed before the other can open.

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