motte and bailey
noun Date: 1900 a medieval Norman castle consisting of two connecting ditched stockaded mounds with the higher mound surmounted by the keep and the lower one containing barracks and other buildings

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  • motte and bailey — see under ↑motte2 • • • Main Entry: ↑bailey motte and bailey noun (historical) A type of fortification commonly built by the Normans, with a keep built on a mound surrounded by a walled bailey • • • Main Entry: ↑motte …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Motte And Bailey — This isn t part of a castle it is the predecessor to the castle. A Motte and Bailey was an early form of castle where a large mound of dirt was built up then a wooden fortification was placed on top. This wooden fortification was in the shape of… …   Medieval glossary

  • motte and bailey — noun the predecessor of the castle, having a raised earth mound (the motte) topped with a tower (or donjon), and a wooden ring …   Wiktionary

  • motte and bailey — m Castillo normando que consistнa en un montнculo (motte) rodeado de una muralla exterior (bailey) …   Diccionario de Construcción y Arquitectur

  • Motte and bailey — Type of castle built by the Normans in England: a fort was built atop a motte, i.e. a raised mound of earth, surrounded by a *bailey …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • motte and bailey — noun a type of castle built in Britain by the Normans, consisting of a motte at the foot of which was an enclosed court …   Australian English dictionary

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