brattice(redirected from bretesse)
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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.]
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
(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]
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]
Past participle: bratticed
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|Noun||1.||brattice - a partition (often temporary) of planks or cloth that is used to control ventilation in a mine|
|Verb||1.||brattice - supply with a brattice, to ventilate mines|