embrasure

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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.

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

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.
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
Translations

embrasure

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

embrasure

n (in parapet) → Schießscharte f; (of door, window)Laibung f