[ bal-uh-strair-ee-uh ]
/ ˌbæl əˈstrɛər i ə /
noun, plural bal·is·tra·ri·ae [bal-uh-strair-ee-ee] /ˌbæl əˈstrɛər iˌi/.
(in a medieval fortification) an opening, usually in the form of a cross, through which a crossbow could be fired.
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