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embrasure

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noun em·bra·sure \im-ˈbrā-zhər\

Definition of embrasure

  1. 1 :  an opening with sides flaring outward in a wall or parapet of a fortification usually for allowing the firing of cannon

  2. 2 :  a recess of a door or window



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Origin and Etymology of embrasure

French, from obsolete embraser to widen an opening


First Known Use: 1702


Medical Dictionary

embrasure

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noun em·bra·sure \im-ˈbrā-zhər\

Medical Definition of embrasure

  1. :  the sloped valley between adjacent teeth




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