balistraria

noun

bal·​is·​trar·​ia
ˌbaləˈstra(a)rēə
plural balistrariae
-rēˌē
: a narrow often cruciform opening in a wall (such as a tower or fortress) for discharging arrows (as from a crossbow)

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Balistraria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/balistraria. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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