Arrow loops were narrow openings in castle walls that were used to fire arrows. They were defensive in construction and were narrow so that attackers would not be able to climb through and gain access to the castle.
Related term(s): Castle; Machicolation; Merlon; Palisade
Category: Castles and Fortifications
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