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bal•is•tra•ri•a



Pronunciation: (bal"u-strâr'ē-u), [key]
n.,
pl. -is•tra•ri•aePronunciation: (-u-strâr'ē-ē"). [key]

(in a medieval fortification) an opening, usually in the form of a cross, through which a crossbow could be fired.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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