embrasure


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embrasure

an opening forming a door or window, having splayed sides that increase the width of the opening in the interior

Embrasure

The crenels or spaces between the merlons of a battlement; an enlargement of a door or window opening at the inside face of a wall by means of splayed sides.

embrasure

[em′brā·zhər]
(architecture)
Opening in a wall or parapet, especially one through which a gun is fired.
An opening such as for a door or window with sloping or beveled sides.

embrasure

embrasure: B
1. The crenels or intervals between the merlons of a battlement.
2. An enlargement
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