Postern sentence example
There is also a postern gate on the north side of the wall, and at its eastern extremity are two apertures in the thickness of the wall.
It is approached in a very circuitous way, either by a passage (Xaupn) leading from a side door in the main propylaeum or by another long passage which winds round the back cf the chief hall, and so leads by a long flight of steps, cut in the rock, to the little postern door in the semicircular bastion.
As to Ludgate there is reason to believe that if there was an opening there in Roman times it was merely a postern.
This postern was remarkably strong, having gates of oak, iron doors, and a heavy portcullis.
The guards conferred for a moment before one disappeared from the ramparts and emerged a few moments later at a small postern.Advertisement
Small postern door in the semicircular bastion, approached by flight of rockcut steps.