Medieval Glossary


Cruciform apertures in the walls of a stronghold through which the crossbow men discharged their bolts. It also signified a projecting turret, otherwise called a bartizan, such as is commonly seen in castles.

Related term(s): Stronghold; Crossbow
Category: Castles and Fortifications
Added: 08.05.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 43.


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