[pawrt-kuhl-is, pohrt-] /pɔrtˈkʌl ɪs, poʊrt-/
(especially in medieval castles) a strong grating, as of iron, made to slide along vertical grooves at the sides of a gateway of a fortified place and let down to prevent passage.
an iron or wooden grating suspended vertically in grooves in the gateway of a castle or fortified town and able to be lowered so as to bar the entrance
also port-cullis, c.1300, from Old French porte coleice “sliding gate” (c.1200, Modern French porte à coulisse), from porte “gate” (see port (n.2)) + coleice “sliding, flowing,” fem. of coleis, from Latin colatus, past participle of colare “to filter, strain” (see colander).
[French pawr duh bra] /French pɔr də ˈbra/ noun, Ballet. 1. the technique of moving the arms properly. 2. the exercises for developing this technique.
[pawrt duh suh-loo, pohrt; French pawr dy sa-ly] /ˌpɔrt də səˈlu, ˌpoʊrt; French pɔr dü saˈlü/ noun 1. .
[pawrt, pohrt] /pɔrt, poʊrt/ noun 1. the former Ottoman court or government in Turkey. [luh pawrt, pohrt] /lə ˈpɔrt, ˈpoʊrt/ noun 1. a city in NW Indiana. 2. a town in S Texas. /pɔːt/ noun 1. Also called Sublime Porte. the court or government of the Ottoman Empire n. “Ottoman court at Constantinople,” c.1600, from […]
[pawrt-koh-shair, -kuh-, pohrt-] /ˌpɔrt koʊˈʃɛər, -kə-, ˌpoʊrt-/ noun 1. a covered carriage entrance leading into a courtyard. 2. a porch at the door of a building for sheltering persons entering and leaving carriages. /ˌpɔːtkɒˈʃɛə/ noun 1. a large covered entrance for vehicles leading into a courtyard 2. a large roof projecting over a drive to […]