balistraria

balistraria

[bal-uh-strair-ee-uh]
noun, plural balistrariae [bal-uh-strair-ee-ee] .
(in a medieval fortification) an opening, usually in the form of a cross, through which a crossbow could be fired.

Origin:
1835–45; < Medieval Latin, feminine of Late Latin bal(l)istrārius, Latin ballistārius pertaining to a ballista (in ML a crossbow), equivalent to ballist(a) + -ārius -ary

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