brat·​tice ˈbra-təs How to pronounce brattice (audio)
: an often temporary partition of planks or cloth used especially to control mine ventilation
brattice transitive verb

Word History


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

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brattice was in 1813

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Cite this Entry

“Brattice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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