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 (bär′tĭ-zən, bär′tĭ-zăn′)
A small, overhanging turret on a wall or tower.

[Alteration of bratticing, timberwork, from brattice.]

bar′ti·zaned adj.
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(ˈbɑːtɪzən; ˌbɑːtɪˈzæn)
(Fortifications) a small turret projecting from a wall, parapet, or tower
[C19: variant of bertisene, erroneously for bretising, from bretasce parapet; see brattice]
bartizaned adj
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(ˈbɑr tə zən, ˌbɑr təˈzæn)

a small overhanging turret on a wall or tower.
[1325–75; Middle English. See brattice]
bar′ti•zaned, adj.
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