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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