Embrasure



[em-brey-zher] /ɛmˈbreɪ ʒər/

noun
1.
(in fortification) an opening, as a loophole or crenel, through which missiles may be discharged.
2.
Architecture. a splayed enlargement of a door or window toward the inner face of a wall.
3.
Dentistry. the space between adjacent teeth.
/ɪmˈbreɪʒə/
noun
1.
(fortifications) an opening or indentation, as in a battlement, for shooting through
2.
an opening forming a door or window, having splayed sides that increase the width of the opening in the interior
n.

1702, from French embrasure (16c.), from Old French embraser “to cut at a slant, make a groove or furrow in a door or window,” from en- “in” (see en- (1)) + braser “to cut at a slant.”

embrasure em·bra·sure (ěm-brā’zhər)
n.
The sloped valley between two teeth.

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