- Historical a temporary breastwork or parapet put up during a siege
- Mining a partition of wood, creosote-impregnated cloth, etc., used to control the flow of fresh air that is pumped into the mine
Origin of bratticeMiddle English bretice, bretasce from Old French bretesche, wooden tower from Medieval Latin brittisca; probably from Old High German brittissa, lattice, balcony from bret, board
transitive verb-·ticed, -·tic·ing
to furnish with a brattice
- A partition, typically of wood or cloth, erected in a mine for ventilation.
- A breastwork erected during a siege.
Origin of bratticeMiddle English bretice defensive structure from Old French bretesche from Medieval Latin bretescha (turris) British-style (tower) probably from Old English bryttisc British