Word of the Week: Portcullis

January 02 01:40 2011 Print This Article

Portcullis is a sliding (colic) gate (port). It is often found in castles or dungeons to prevent passage. These are very hard to “break down” because they are made of metal bars that slide up and down a groove in the stone wall. More often than not the lever to open it is on the

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