postern

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noun pos·tern \ˈpōs-tərn, ˈpäs-\

Definition of postern

  1. 1 :  a back door or gate

  2. 2 :  a private or side entrance or way

postern

adjective

Origin and Etymology of 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


First Known Use: 14th century


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