bastel house

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

History and Etymology for bastel house

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

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“Bastel house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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