Examples from the Web for postern
The two women would sally forth by the postern door, and make for the forest.The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn|Evelyn Everett-Green
Perhaps it was that identical cloak or gown which hung upon the arm of Bertram Lyngern, just outside the postern gate.The White Rose of Langley|Emily Sarah Holt
The defenders, seeing their retreat cut off, fought with desperation; for the postern was occupied outside by a large body of men.Annals of a Fortress|E. Viollet-le-Duc
Gerhardt stepped inside the postern, and Stephen beckoned him into an outhouse, at the moment untenanted.One Snowy Night|Emily Sarah Holt
He found an entrance, hurried through well-known corridors to a postern through which he and Orestes had lounged a hundred times.
British Dictionary definitions for postern
Word Origin for postern
Word Origin and History for postern
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-).