brattice

noun
brat·​tice | \ ˈbra-təs How to pronounce brattice (audio) , ˈbra-tish\

Definition of brattice

: an often temporary partition of planks or cloth used especially to control mine ventilation

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brattice transitive verb

First Known Use of brattice

1813, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brattice

Middle English bretais parapet, from Anglo-French bretesche, from Medieval Latin breteschia

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brattishing

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The first known use of brattice was in 1813

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