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brat·tice

 (brăt′ĭs)
n.
1. A partition, typically of wood or cloth, erected in a mine for ventilation.
2. A breastwork erected during a siege.

[Middle English bretice, defensive structure, from Old French bretesche, from Medieval Latin bretescha (turris), British-style (tower), probably from Old English bryttisc, British.]

brat′tice v.

brattice

(ˈbrætɪs)
n
1. (Mining & Quarrying) a partition of wood or treated cloth used to control ventilation in a mine
2. (Fortifications) medieval fortifications a fixed wooden tower or parapet
vb
(Mining & Quarrying) (tr) mining to fit with a brattice
[C13: from Old French bretesche wooden tower, from Medieval Latin breteschia, probably from Latin Britō a Briton]

brat•tice

(ˈbræt ɪs)

n.
a partition or lining forming an air passage in a mine.
[1300–50; Middle English brutaske, bretage, bretice < Anglo-French bretaske, bretage, Anglo-French, Old French bretesche wooden parapet on a fortress < Medieval Latin brittisca]

brattice


Past participle: bratticed
Gerund: bratticing

Imperative
brattice
brattice
Present
I brattice
you brattice
he/she/it brattices
we brattice
you brattice
they brattice
Preterite
I bratticed
you bratticed
he/she/it bratticed
we bratticed
you bratticed
they bratticed
Present Continuous
I am bratticing
you are bratticing
he/she/it is bratticing
we are bratticing
you are bratticing
they are bratticing
Present Perfect
I have bratticed
you have bratticed
he/she/it has bratticed
we have bratticed
you have bratticed
they have bratticed
Past Continuous
I was bratticing
you were bratticing
he/she/it was bratticing
we were bratticing
you were bratticing
they were bratticing
Past Perfect
I had bratticed
you had bratticed
he/she/it had bratticed
we had bratticed
you had bratticed
they had bratticed
Future
I will brattice
you will brattice
he/she/it will brattice
we will brattice
you will brattice
they will brattice
Future Perfect
I will have bratticed
you will have bratticed
he/she/it will have bratticed
we will have bratticed
you will have bratticed
they will have bratticed
Future Continuous
I will be bratticing
you will be bratticing
he/she/it will be bratticing
we will be bratticing
you will be bratticing
they will be bratticing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bratticing
you have been bratticing
he/she/it has been bratticing
we have been bratticing
you have been bratticing
they have been bratticing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bratticing
you will have been bratticing
he/she/it will have been bratticing
we will have been bratticing
you will have been bratticing
they will have been bratticing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bratticing
you had been bratticing
he/she/it had been bratticing
we had been bratticing
you had been bratticing
they had been bratticing
Conditional
I would brattice
you would brattice
he/she/it would brattice
we would brattice
you would brattice
they would brattice
Past Conditional
I would have bratticed
you would have bratticed
he/she/it would have bratticed
we would have bratticed
you would have bratticed
they would have bratticed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brattice - a partition (often temporary) of planks or cloth that is used to control ventilation in a mine
partition, divider - a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)
Verb1.brattice - supply with a brattice, to ventilate mines
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
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Wilson describes a shifter as "a kind of superintendent" (xxix), though this can also mean simply a shift-worker, and, finally, a deppity or deputy is a more senior job, deputizing for an overman or manager and being, as an 1841 source defines it, "a man who sets props, lays tram-roads, places brattices in the boards and looks to the safety of the mine and the miners" (the deputies, their doors chalked with "D," are the first to be called by the night callers).