Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Loophole / Loop window / Arrow loop

Arrow loop / loophole: A vertical slit for archers in medieval fortification walls, with jambs deeply splayed toward the interior

Loop: a loophole

Loop window: A long, narrow, vertical opening, usually widening inward, cut in a medieval wall, parapet, or fortification for use in by archers; an arrow loop

A Gothic castle style feature.

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