Medieval Glossary


Walkway along the top of a parapeted wall or a wall with battlements. Also a term for the gutter or drain along a battlement or parapet wall.

This term might also be spelled 'alure.'

Related term(s): Alure; Parapet; Battlement; Rampart; Parados; Castle
Category: Castles and Fortifications
Added: 09.06.04
Last modified: 08.02.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 19.


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