sally port


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sally port

n.
A gate in a fortification designed for sorties.

sal′ly port`


n.
a gate in a fortification from which a sortie may be launched.
[1640–50]
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The gems, including the Black Prince's Ruby from the Imperial State Crown, were placed in the biscuit tin and buried under a sally port - a secret exit from the castle used in times of emergency.
Judicial officers enter the building through a secured vehicle sally port monitored by security personnel, before driving to level B-2.
An enclosed sally port offers a secure entry area for patients arriving via ambulance or police cruiser not only preventing elopement but shielding patients in crisis from passersby during a trying and vulnerable point.
A now-former officer, Charles Caruso, lost his job after authorities learned that he had thrown a handcuffed, drunken-driving suspect onto the concrete floor inside the jail's sally port and then punched him repeatedly on the night of Sept.
The property was built in 2011 to the specific needs of ICE and includes crash-barrier-grade perimeter fencing, a guardhouse, holding cells, a fenced sally port, and a forensics lab.
Sally port vestibules with special door controls were incorporated into the design to allow guests to easily and comfortably enter the exhibit while revolving doors at the exit protect the underwater viewing area.
The Trophee d'Armes statue above the sally port at Fort Jay features an eagle holding in its talons a shield with the sun face emblazoned on it.
Fire Chief Matthew Belsito said the one-car garage and sally port were a total loss.
The old sally port, where guards once brought prisoners from paddy wagons to their cells, is being converted into the entrance to a new restaurant, Scampo, which is Italian for aescapea.
A cell area and a sally port were additions constructed at the time of purchase.
Indeed a sally port in the wall existed where City Road is now; its purpose was for the city's young blades to venture out or sally forth looking for some aggro - again, not a lot of changes there
She said: "We are within the walls, only a few yards away at Sally Port.