Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 10/31/18 Postern

Postern (noun, adjective)
postern [poh-stern, pos-tern]

1. a back door or gate.
2. a private entrance or any entrance other than the main one.

3. of, relating to, or resembling a postern.

Related Words for postern
reverse, backside, stern, posterior, extremity, tail, hind, rear, tailpiece, hindquarters, aft, hindmost

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Origin: 1250–1300; Middle English posterne < Old French, variant of posterle < Late Latin posterula, diminutive of postera back door, noun use of feminine of posterus coming behind. See posterior, -ule

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