Part of speech: noun

A back gate or door; a private entrance.

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Usage examples "postern":

  1. On one side of the courtyard is a postern, which was thrown open when the royal cavalcade had entered the grounds by the lodge gate. - "Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2", Robert Ornsby.
  2. The door that the girl had locked was the only one that connected the postern hail with the castle. - "Otto of the Silver Hand", Howard Pyle.
  3. Gliding forward, I peep'd out at the postern gate; but drew back like a shot. - "The Splendid Spur", Arthur T. Quiller Couch.