Definitions for: Ostiary

[n] someone who guards the entrance to a building

Webster (1913) Definition: Os"ti*a*ry, n.; pl. -ries. [L. ostium door,
entrance. See Usher.]
1. The mouth of a river; an estuary. [R.] --Sir T. Browne.

2. One who keeps the door, especially the door of a church; a
porter. --N. Bacon.

Synonyms: door guard, doorkeeper, doorman, gatekeeper, hall porter, porter

See Also: commissionaire, guard, night porter, ticket collector, ticket taker

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