Brattice definition

brătĭs
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(historical) A temporary breastwork or parapet put up during a siege.
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A partition, typically of wood or cloth, erected in a mine for ventilation.
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A breastwork erected during a siege.
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(mining) A partition of wood, creosote-impregnated cloth, etc., used to control the flow of fresh air that is pumped into the mine.
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To furnish with a brattice.
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A wooden partition in a coal mine.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of brattice - brettice

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
brattice
Plural:
brattices

Origin of brattice

  • Middle English bretice defensive structure from Old French bretesche from Medieval Latin bretescha (turris) British-style (tower) probably from Old English bryttisc British

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition