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sallyport

alt. An opening into or entry to a fortification, usually arched, to enable a sally; a postern. n. An opening into or entry to a fortification, usually arched, to enable a sally; a postern.

Usage examples of "sallyport".

Outside in the sallyport Prew donned his campaign hat, adjusting it meticulously, low on the forehead, high in back, cocked just a little bit.

Now, when the war was begun, in one of the briskest skirmishes, so it was, that a company of the Lord Willbewill’s men sallied out at the sallyport or postern of the town, and fell in upon the rear of Captain Boanerges’ men, where these three fellows happened to be.

So, for the long period before the poacher turned gamekeeper, Morgan used Shark Bay as his sallyport.