noun bal·is·trar·ia \ˌbaləˈstra(a)rēə\

Definition of balistraria



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

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Origin and Etymology of balistraria

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

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