bastel house

noun
bas·​tel house | \ ˈba-stᵊl-, -səl- \
variants: or bastle house \ ˈba-​stᵊl-​ , -​səl-​ \

Definition of bastel house

: a fortified house especially on the English and Scottish border usually having its lowest floor vaulted

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History and Etymology for bastel house

Middle English bastel, bastile tower, fortress, from Middle French bastile

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“Bastel house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bastel%20house. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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