Medieval Glossary

Aleois

The Latin term for loop holes in castle walls for discharging arrows through.

Related term(s): Loophole; Loop; Arrow Loop
Category: Castles and Fortifications
Added: 01.02.06
Source information: Britton, John, F.S.A. A Dictionary of the Architecture and Archaeology of the Middle Ages. J. Le Keux, illus. London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster Row; and the Author, Burton Street, 1838. 14.

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