a dungeon with the only entrance or exit being a trap door in the ceiling
A dungeon only accessible by a trapdoor at the top.
Origin: From oubliette, from oublier.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ōō-bli-et′, n. a dungeon with no opening but at the top: a secret pit in the floor of a dungeon into which a victim could be precipitated. [Fr.,—oublier, to forget—L. oblivisci.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
an underground cell, perfectly dark, in which prisoners were subjected to perpetual confinement, was so called as being a "place of forgetfulness," or where one is forgotten; they were often put secretly to death.
The numerical value of oubliette in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of oubliette in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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