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 Boyd, Hill said, stole the police vehicle, crashed through the sally port gate and led lawmen on a short pursuit. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "East Alabama inmate steals police cruiser, crashes through gate in getaway attempt," 11 Feb. 2021 The sally port where prisoners are transported to and from the court isn’t big enough. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, "$135M for new federal courthouse in Hartford included in federal budget, COVID-19 relief bill," 21 Dec. 2020 The sally port where prisoners are transported to and from the court isn’t big enough. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, "$135M for new federal courthouse in Hartford included in federal budget, COVID-19 relief bill," 21 Dec. 2020 Parked in the underground sally port, the arresting officer stepped out of the SUV. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Guilty plea from arrestee who fired gun in San Diego police headquarters parking garage," 21 Jan. 2021 The sally port where prisoners are transported to and from the court isn’t big enough. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, "$135M for new federal courthouse in Hartford included in federal budget, COVID-19 relief bill," 21 Dec. 2020 The sally port where prisoners are transported to and from the court isn’t big enough. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, "$135M for new federal courthouse in Hartford included in federal budget, COVID-19 relief bill," 21 Dec. 2020 The sally port where prisoners are transported to and from the court isn’t big enough. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, "$135M for new federal courthouse in Hartford included in federal budget, COVID-19 relief bill," 21 Dec. 2020 While at police headquarters, he was left in the back of a patrol SUV parked in the sally port as an officer was filling out booking paperwork. Fox News, "San Diego police video shows officers shooting man who slipped out of handcuffs, grabbed gun," 9 July 2020

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First Known Use of sally port

1649, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Feb 2021

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“Sally port.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sally%20port. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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