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(mining engineering)
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.)