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sally port

noun, (in a fort or the like)
1.
a gateway permitting the passage of a large number of troops at a time.
2.
a postern.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50
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  • The fort is entered through an arched sally port, which is flanked on both sides by bombproofs.
  • At other times traverses to cover the sally port and magazine and rifle pits to the cover approaches were recommended.
  • He asked to use the restroom and when the door opened he escaped out the open sally port door.
  • Secure holding cells for adults and juveniles will be located on the main floor near the sally port.

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