Brattice(redirected from bretesse)
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A temporary board or cloth partition in any mine passage to confine the air and force it into the working places. Also spelled brattish; brettice; brettis.
A tower or bay of timber construction, erected at the top of a wall on medieval fortifications during a siege.
brattice, bretesse, bretêche
In medieval fortifications, a tower or bay of timber construction. (See illustration p. 136.)