great hall (plural great halls)
- (historical, architecture) The main room of a palace, castle or large manor house in the Middle Ages, or in a country house of the 16th and early 17th centuries
2004, Melitta Weiss Adamson, Food in Medieval Times, ISBN 0313321477, page 156:
- Even in castles and manor houses space was limited, and rooms including the great hall were used for other functions beyond dining.
- (historical, architecture) The principal building of a manor or castle compound
2005, Philippa Gregory, The Constant Princess, ISBN 074327248X:
- "Now this" — he indicated the great building facing them, with a handsome flight of steps up to the open door — "this is the great hall."