torii

[tawr-ee-ee, tohr-] /ˈtɔr iˌi, ˈtoʊr-/
noun, plural torii.
1.
(in Japan) a form of decorative gateway or portal, consisting of two upright wooden posts connected at the top by two horizontal crosspieces, commonly found at the entrance to Shinto temples.
Origin
1720–30; < Japanese, equivalent to tori bird + (w)i perch
Example Sentences for torii
Torii and tokugawa both agreed that the castle was indefensible.
British Dictionary definitions for torii
torii (ˈtɔːrɪˌiː)
 
n , pl -rii
a gateway, esp one at the entrance to a Japanese Shinto temple
 
[C19: from Japanese, literally: a perch for birds]

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