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

Examples of vomitory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These include pieces called vomitory walls, walls used for tunnels and stairwells and upper bowl back walls, as well as tread risers, the concrete that will provide the base for attaching stadium seats. San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Aug. 2021

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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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The first known use of vomitory was in 1730

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15 Aug 2021

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“Vomitory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vomitory. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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vomitory

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

Medical Definition of vomitory

: emetic

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