postern

noun
pos·tern | \ ˈpō-stərn , ˈpä- \

Definition of postern 

1 : a back door or gate

2 : a private or side entrance or way

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postern adjective

First Known Use of postern

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for postern

Middle English posterne, from Anglo-French, alteration of Old French posterle, from Late Latin posterula, diminutive of postera back door, from Latin, feminine of posterus

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