postern definition

  • noun:
    • A small rear gate, particularly one out of a fort or palace.
    • A back-gate, backdoor, part entry, or any other portal distinct from primary entry.
    • By extension, a different or hidden way in or out-of someplace, scenario etc.
    • Originally, a back door or gate; an exclusive entrance; for this reason, any little door or gate.
    • A subterraneous passageway interacting between your parade and the main ditch, or amongst the ditches and the inside associated with the outworks.
    • A back door or gate; a private entrance; for this reason, any small home or gate. See cuts under castle and barbican.
    • In fortification, a covered passageway shut by a gate, typically within the position associated with the flank of a bastion, or perhaps in that the curtain, or close to the orillion, descending to the ditch.
    • a tiny gate in backside of a fort or palace
  • adjective:
    • located in the rear or in the side.
    • Situated at rear; posterior.
    • straight back; becoming behind; exclusive.

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