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 and Etymology of embrasure

French, from obsolete embraser to widen an opening


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embrasure

noun em·bra·sure \ im-ˈbrā-zhər \

medical Definition of embrasure

: the sloped valley between adjacent teeth

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