sally port


: a gate or passage in a fortified place for use by troops making a sortie
: 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 At what time and point of altercation did the deputies respond to the sally port? Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 30 Aug. 2023 The project will include four kennel runs, a cat quarantine room and sick bay, clinic room with two surgery bays, office and storage areas, an education meeting room and a sally port. Susan McFarland, Dallas News, 8 Aug. 2023 The ayes were unanimous for the setback and the variance, for the bigger parking lot and the sally port, but when the vote on the jail came up last November, voters killed the initiative. Jeff MacGregor, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 June 2023 The sally port where prisoners are transported to and from the court isn’t big enough. Kenneth R. Gosselin, Hartford Courant, 11 Oct. 2022 About 100 of those arrested Sunday are being held in an outdoor sally port area of the Hamilton County Justice Center, according to Sheriff's Office spokesman David Daugherty. Dan Horn,, 1 June 2020 In October, a man died in the sally port before he was booked into the jail. Staff Reports, cleveland, 10 Dec. 2022 Because county courts hear more serious crimes than city courts, the new building will have a sally port where sheriff’s prisoner transport vans can safely pull in away from the public entrance and take defendants to court. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, 19 Aug. 2022 On Gibson’s 11-point wish list was a large sally port, the area where inmates are brought after arrest, that could accommodate buses, medical vehicles and multiple police cars at the same time. Kaitlin Durbin, cleveland, 31 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1649, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sally port was in 1649

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“Sally port.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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