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embrasure.
1. Space between cops in a battlement.

2. Splayed enlargement of an aperture creating a larger opening on the inside of a wall than outside, thus affording an extended range of vision from within the wall while keeping the aperture smaller. This allowed more light in as well as improving the defensive aspect of a wall.

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embrasure

embrasure opening widening from within. XVIII. — F., f. embraser, varying with ébraser bevel off, etc.; of unkn. orig.; see -URE.

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embrasure

embrasure •azure •leisure, made-to-measure, measure, pleasure, treasure •countermeasure •Australasia, embrasure •seizure •closure, composure, enclosure, exposure, foreclosure •Hoosier

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