postern


pos·tern

noun \ˈpōs-tərn, ˈpäs-\

Definition of POSTERN

1
:  a back door or gate
2
:  a private or side entrance or way
postern adjective

Origin of POSTERN

Middle English posterne, from Anglo-French, alteration of Old French posterle, from Late Latin posterula, diminutive of postera back door, from Latin, feminine of posterus
First Known Use: 14th century

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