Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

Strong door in a fortified medieval gateway, sliding vertically, normally a grating heavily framed of wood strengthened with iron, with pointed iron bars at the bottom. Usually kept in the raised position, it could be dropped suddenly when required for reasons of defence. See also yett.

Subjects: Architecture — History.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.