1. Fort. A kind of gate or portcullis, having iron bars, like a harrow, studded with iron spikes. It is hung above gateways so that it may be quickly lowered, to impede the advance of an enemy.
2. See Hearse, a carriage for the dead.
3. A funeral ceremonial. [Obs.]
Herse, v. t. Same as Hearse, v. t.