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balistraria

[bal-uh-strair-ee-uh] /ˌbæl əˈstrɛər i ə/
noun, plural balistrariae
[bal-uh-strair-ee-ee] /ˌbæl əˈstrɛər iˌi/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in a medieval fortification) an opening, usually in the form of a cross, through which a crossbow could be fired.
Origin
1835-1845
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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