noun bar·ti·zan \ˈbär-tə-zən, ˌbär-tə-ˈzan\

Definition of BARTIZAN

:  a small structure (as a turret) projecting from a building and serving especially for lookout or defense

Origin of BARTIZAN

alteration of Middle English bretasinge, from bretais parapet — more at brattice
First Known Use: 1801

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical


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