Bartizan, Micklegate Bar, York.

Balistraria

A small overhanging turret pierced with one or more apertures for archers, projecting generally from the angles on the top of a tower, or from the parapet, or elsewhere, as in a mediæval castle. The word, probably a corruption of bratticing, was apparently first used by Sir Walter Scott.

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Source The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3
Published in 1922
Available from www.gutenberg.org

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