31 terms

Castles Quiz- England

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ashlar masonry
block cut masonry that is laid end to end
bailey
like ward, often combined with motte
arrow-loop
arrow-slit
barbican
outer tower, part of defense of gateway
bastion
defensive projection from main wall- platform or tower
battlement
upper part with merlons, etc.
crenellation
up and down projection added to battlements
curtain wall
outer wall
donjon
keep
embrasure
small splayed opening between merlons
fosse
ditch
garderobe
latrine
keep
main tower
lancet
narrow pointed window
machiolation
stone platform built out from battlements with holes to drop things through
merlon
stone part of battlements and crenellations that project upward- often with arrow slits
moat
ditch
motte
mound on which is built keep or donjon
murder hole
hole to drop things like dead cats and boiling oil through
oubliette
dungeon
palisade
fence
portcullis
wooden and iron and grille in grooves to drop over gateway
postern
back exit
quoin
decorative stone placement at corners
rampart
defensive wall around a castle
slight
to damage or demolish a castle as to make it uninhabitable- or nondefensible
solar
upper level withdrawing room used by family
turret
small tower
walk-walk
walkway on the battlements
ward
enclosed defensive courtyard
wing wall
wall that juts out like a wing