oubliette


ou·bli·ette

noun \ˌü-blē-ˈet\

Definition of OUBLIETTE

:  a dungeon with an opening only at the top

Origin of OUBLIETTE

French, from Middle French, from oublier to forget, from Old French oblier, from Vulgar Latin *oblitare, frequentative of Latin oblivisci to forget — more at oblivion
First Known Use: 1819

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