bartizan

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

Definition of bartizan

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

Origin and Etymology of bartizan

alteration of Middle English bretasinge, from bretais parapet — more at brattice

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