sally port

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noun (in a fort or the like)

a gateway permitting the passage of a large number of troops at a time.
a postern.

Nearby words

  1. sallowy,
  2. sallust,
  3. sally,
  4. sally army,
  5. sally lunn,
  6. sallyport,
  7. salmagundi,
  8. salmanazar,
  9. salmeterol xinafoate,
  10. salmi

Origin of sally port

First recorded in 1640–50

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British Dictionary definitions for sallyport

sallyport

/ (ˈsælɪˌpɔːt) /

noun

an opening in a fortified place from which troops may make a sally
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