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Definition of "bailey" []

  • The outer wall of a castle. (noun)
  • The space enclosed by this outer wall. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bailey" in a sentence
  • "10: 28 PM jean pierre said ... its definitely one of the perks of living in england! also walking through the streets and looking up at old buildings and being convinced that old bailey is up there ..."
  • "It's 'bail' or 'bailey' - an anglo-saxon word meaning fortification, adopted by the Irish as 'Baile'."
  • "Aussenhof means outer court, which is what the English call a bailey, so the character is called “George Bailey,” and suddenly, a Kafka short story is transformed, with mad logic, into It’s a Wonderful Life."