sally port

noun

Definition of sally port

1 : a gate or passage in a fortified place for use by troops making a sortie
2 : a secure entryway (as at a prison) that consists of a series of doors or gates

Examples of sally port in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sally port where prisoners are transported to and from the court isn’t big enough. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, "Downtown Hartford in line for new federal courthouse, replacing outdated space in Ribicoff building," 19 July 2019 They were all held inside the station, leaving a converted sally port and warehouse empty, according to his report. Rafael Carranza, azcentral, "Migrant kids in Border Patrol custody spend almost twice as long as allowed by courts," 18 July 2019 The media tour began in the same place where buses drop off migrants at the sally port of the converted warehouse. Emanuella Grinberg And Geneva Sands, CNN, "Adult migrants are being held in this facility longer than they should be," 28 June 2019 The last one, more than a decade ago, involved a 17-year California Highway Patrol veteran who was seen in surveillance video pushing a drunken-driving suspect in a jail sally port. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Jury: Sheriff’s deputies not guilty of assault on father and son in Vista," 4 June 2019 Herrin ran through an exit door, down a flight of stairs and exited the hospital on the sally port, on the north side of Harborview along Jefferson Street. Sara Jean Green, The Seattle Times, "Escape attempt leads to elevated security status for Kent murder suspect," 12 July 2018 The sheriff's office released video Tuesday morning of the sally port, which is a garage between the outdoors and the jail, showing Maldonado fleeing. Becky Jacobs, Post-Tribune, "Police release video of Porter County jail escape as search continues," 27 Mar. 2018 Some of the recommendations for the police department, including the addition of a sally port and improvements to male and female locker rooms, had been made to the city more than a decade ago by architects. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Park Ridge City Council approves work to create new detective offices in City Hall," 8 May 2018 Area law enforcement agencies are assisting with the search for a man who escaped from the Porter County Jail's sally port late Monday morning. Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, "Man escapes from Porter County Jail, authorities say," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of sally port

1649, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sally port.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sally%20port. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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