- 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
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.