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synonyms for postern

  • backside
  • extremity
  • hind
  • hindquarters
  • posterior
  • rear
  • reverse
  • stern
  • tail
  • tailpiece
  • aft
  • back end
  • far end
  • hindmost
  • hindpart
  • tail end

antonyms for postern

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  • front
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In the centre of the North wall is the opening of the Postern Gate, and there were probably central gates on the east and south.
THE TOWNS OF ROMAN BRITAINJAMES OLIVER BEVAN
While I steal in through a postern, you thunder at one of the great gates: knock and it shall be opened unto you.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
A smaller postern door served the purpose of ordinary entrance; and to that Julian now repaired.
PEVERIL OF THE PEAKSIR WALTER SCOTT
It was locked, but a little postern in the stockade let him through.
WARRIOR GAPCHARLES KING
"That road leads to the postern gate at the top of the hill," she added.
THE GHOST BREAKERCHARLES GODDARD
I was peering through the slit in the postern, not twenty feet away.
THE SECRET WITNESSGEORGE GIBBS
After they had passed the postern, Honey-Bee again asked where they were going.
HONEY-BEEANATOLE FRANCE
The sergeant followed such a group of sight-seers through a postern behind the armory and out onto the cliff.
GREYFRIARS BOBBYELEANOR ATKINSON
The sergeant ordered Bobby to precede him through the postern, and the little dog complied amiably.
GREYFRIARS BOBBYELEANOR ATKINSON
Again and again he returned to the postern behind the armory, but the small back gate that gave to the cliff was not opened.
GREYFRIARS BOBBYELEANOR ATKINSON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO POSTERN

  • back entrance
  • back stairs
  • back way
  • escape hatch
  • indirect access
  • means of entry
  • postern
  • postern door
  • secret exit
  • secretive or illicit method
  • side door
  • trap door
  • trapdoor
  • wormhole
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.