plural balistrariae
: a narrow often cruciform opening in a wall (such as a tower or fortress) for discharging arrows (as from a crossbow)

Word History


New Latin, from Late Latin, feminine of balistrarius, ballistrarius of slinging, from Latin balista, ballista sling

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“Balistraria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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