bastel house

noun

bas·​tel house
ˈba-stᵊl-,
-səl-
variants or bastle house
ˈba-stᵊl-,
-səl-
: a fortified house especially on the English and Scottish border usually having its lowest floor vaulted

Word History

Etymology

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 30 May. 2024.

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