brattice

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noun brat·tice \ˈbra-təs, ˈbra-tish\

Definition of brattice

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

brattice

transitive verb

Origin and Etymology of brattice

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


First Known Use: 1813

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