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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