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embrasure

noun em·bra·sure \im-ˈbrā-zhər\

Definition of EMBRASURE

1
:  an opening with sides flaring outward in a wall or parapet of a fortification usually for allowing the firing of cannon
2
:  a recess of a door or window
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Origin of EMBRASURE

French, from obsolete embraser to widen an opening
First Known Use: 1702
Medical Dictionary

embrasure

noun em·bra·sure \im-ˈbrā-zhər\

Medical Definition of EMBRASURE

:  the sloped valley between adjacent teeth

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