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Postern definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

POSTERN, n. [L. post, behind.]
1. Primarily, a back door or gate; a private entrance; hence, any small door or gate.
2. In fortification , a small gate, usually in the angle of the flank of a bastion, or in that of the curtain or near the orillon, descending into the ditch.
POSTERN, a. Back; being behind; private.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a small gate in the rear of a fort or castle

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English posterne, from Anglo-French, alteration of Old French posterle, from Late Latin posterula, diminutive of postera back door, from Latin, feminine of posterus Date: 14th century 1. a back door or gate 2. a private or side entrance or way postern adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a back door. 2 a side way or entrance. Etymology: ME f. OF posterne, posterle, f. LL posterula dimin. of posterus: see POSTERIOR

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Postern Pos"tern, n. [OF. posterne, posterle, F. poterne, fr. L. posterula, fr. posterus coming after. See Posterior.] 1. Originally, a back door or gate; a private entrance; hence, any small door or gate. He by a privy postern took his flight. --Spenser. Out at the postern, by the abbey wall. --Shak. 2. (Fort.) A subterraneous passage communicating between the parade and the main ditch, or between the ditches and the interior of the outworks. --Mahan.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Postern Pos"tern, a. Back; being behind; private. ``The postern door.'' --Dryden.

Moby Thesaurus

French door, aft, after, aftermost, afterpart, afterpiece, archway, back, back door, back seat, back side, backward, barway, behind, breech, bulkhead, carriage entrance, cellar door, cellarway, door, doorjamb, doorpost, doorway, front door, gate, gatepost, gateway, hatch, hatchway, heel, hind, hind end, hind part, hinder, hindermost, hindhand, hindhead, hindmost, lintel, occiput, porch, portal, porte cochere, posterior, propylaeum, pylon, rear, rear end, rearmost, rearward, retrograde, reverse, scuttle, side door, stern, stile, storm door, tail, tail end, tailpiece, threshold, tollgate, trap, trap door, turnpike, turnstile


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