The postern gate, too, in Houghton Street still remains, though the arch is bricked up inside.
I considered your coachman to be a faithful man, and I told him to wait for you at the postern.
Thus saying, he pressed her to his bosom for a moment, and then passed through the postern door.
He knocked, and presently the postern gaped, and a lantern was advanced.
So saying, he turned round and departed through the postern door.
Astonishment robbed me of breath as he threw open the postern.
The sergeant followed such a group of sight-seers through a postern behind the armory and out onto the cliff.
"That road leads to the postern gate at the top of the hill," she added.
While Quasimodo was dealing with the ladder, the scholar had run to the postern which he believed to be open.
Duncan and his companions waited that night near the postern gate.
late 13c., "back door, private door," from Old French posterne "side or rear gate," earlier posterle, from Late Latin posterula "small back door or gate," diminutive of Latin posterus "that is behind, coming after, subsequent," from post "after" (see post-).