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em·bra·sure

 (ĕm-brā′zhər)
n.
1. An opening in a thick wall for a door or window, especially one with sides angled so that the opening is larger on the inside of the wall than on the outside.
2. A flared opening for a gun in a wall or parapet.

[French, from embraser, to widen an opening.]

em·bra′sured adj.
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embrasure

(ɪmˈbreɪʒə)
n
1. (Fortifications) fortifications an opening or indentation, as in a battlement, for shooting through
2. (Architecture) an opening forming a door or window, having splayed sides that increase the width of the opening in the interior
[C18: from French, from obsolete embraser to widen, of uncertain origin]
emˈbrasured adj
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em•bra•sure

(ɛmˈbreɪ ʒər)

n.
1. an opening in the wall of a fortification through which a cannon may be fired.
2. a splayed enlargement of a door or window toward the inner face of a wall.
[1695–1705; < French, =embras(er) to enlarge a window or door opening, make an embrasure]
em•bra′sured, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.embrasure - an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing throughembrasure - an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through
opening - a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
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Translations

embrasure

[ɪmˈbreɪʒəʳ] N (Archit) → alféizar m (Mil) → tronera f, aspillera f
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embrasure

n (in parapet) → Schießscharte f; (of door, window)Laibung f
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The mansion retains a gatehouse with murder-holes, gunloops and the Caulfied arms over the top.
In the main gateway, which was superficially the strongest point on the perimeter, the pair of upper keyhole gunloops, so carefully angled to the north-west were largely ineffective: their sills being horizontal, the near approaches are entirely out of sight.