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Webster

English Word:

embrasure


English Pronunciation:

em•bra•sure


Noun:


⇨Etymology

See Embrace.


⇨Definition

An embrace. (obsolete) "Our locked embrasures."" (Shakespeare)



Noun:


⇨Etymology

(French), from embraser, perhaps equivalent to ébraser to widen an opening; of unknown origin.


⇨Definition

1. (Architecture) A splay of a door or window. Apart, in the twilight gloom of a window's embrasure, Sat the lovers. Longfellow.

2. (Fortification) An aperture with slant sides in a wall or parapet, through which cannon are pointed and discharged; a crenelle. See Illustration of Casemate.



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

From Middle French embrasure.


Noun:

embrasure (plural embrasures) (architecture, military) Any of the indentations between the merlons of a battlement. The slanting indentation in a wall for a door or window, such that the space is larger on the inside than the outside. 2009, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Fourth Estate 2010, p. 155: Now he stands in a window embrasure, Liz's prayer book in hand. (obsolete) An embrace. Shakespeare Our locked embrasures.


Reference:

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