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 Due to her hysterics and county protocol, Orange police officers were instructed to put her back in the cruiser and drop her off just outside the county jail’s sally port, where she was released and given her phone back to call for a ride. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 14 May 2022 At the Wood courthouse, inmates were visible to the public when they were brought to court because transport vehicles descended into an open sally port behind the courthouse. Guillermo Contreras, San Antonio Express-News, 11 Jan. 2022 At the new courthouse, the sally port is enclosed by iron fence and no longer open to public view. Guillermo Contreras, San Antonio Express-News, 11 Jan. 2022 Platten testified that Mills moved the intake screening process from the sally port, where inmates first enter the jail, to the seventh floor. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 1 Sep. 2021 Talk of adding a sally port for a more secure transport of arrestees dates back several years. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 9 Sep. 2021 Tallman then took a MetroHealth IT worker and a couple of carts to the seventh floor, unplugged the intake unit’s computers and brought them back down to the sally port. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 7 Sep. 2021 Once the garage/sally port is constructed, Kaminski said enclosing the front entrance to the station will be the remaining project. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 9 Sep. 2021 On July 5, 2020, San Diego police shot and wounded a 25-year-old man who’d slipped out of his handcuffs in the sally port at the Police Department’s downtown headquarters, grabbed a gun and fired a shot. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sally port

1649, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sally port was in 1649

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Last Updated

28 May 2022

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“Sally port.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sally%20port. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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