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Definition of "fortalice" [fort•a•lice]

  • Archaic A defensive structure or position; a fortress. (noun)
  • Archaic A small fort. (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 "fortalice" in a sentence
  • "Matters had been fitly arranged by John Trumble and young Gledstanes in the quaint old fortalice of Hundelshope — now long passed away."
  • "Part of this venerable building dates back to the time of the first crusade, when Hugo de Capus built a fortalice in the centre of the estate, which had been granted to him by the Red King."
  • "Two or three miserable huts, at the foot of the fortalice, held the bondsmen and tenants of the feuar."