sally port


noun (in a fort or the like)

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

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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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