Definition of exostra
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LNS
exōstra, exōstrae
ex, ostra
ἐξώστρα
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. A machine in the theatre, by which the back part of the stage was turned towards the spectators
  2. public
  3. A hanging bridge, applied by besiegers to the walls of a besieged city
Abbreviations
exōstra, ae, f., = ἐξώστρα. A machine in the theatre, by which the back part of the stage was turned towards the spectators; transf. of any thing public: quibuscum jam in exostra helluatur, Cic. Prov. Cons. 6, 14.

— A hanging bridge, applied by besiegers to the walls of a besieged city, Veg. Mil. 4, 21.
 
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