vomitory

noun
vom·​i·​to·​ry | \ ˈvä-mə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce vomitory (audio) \
plural vomitories

Definition of vomitory

: an entrance piercing the banks of seats of a theater, amphitheater, or stadium

First Known Use of vomitory

1730, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vomitory

Late Latin vomitorium, from Latin vomere; from its disgorging the spectators

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“Vomitory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vomitory. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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vomitory

adjective
vom·​i·​to·​ry | \ ˈväm-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- How to pronounce vomitory (audio) \

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