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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embrasure  \Em*bra"sure\  (?;  135),  n.  [See  {Embrace}.] 
  An  embrace.  [Obs.]  ``Our  locked  embrasures.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embrasure  \Em*bra"sure\  (277),  n.  [F.,  fr  embraser,  perh. 
  equiv.  to  ['e]braser  to  widen  an  opening;  of  unknown  origin.] 
  1.  (Arch.)  A  splay  of  a  door  or  window. 
 
  Apart,  in  the  twilight  gloom  of  a  window's 
  embrasure,  Sat  the  lovers.  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  (Fort.)  An  aperture  with  slant  sides  in  a  wall  or  parapet, 
  through  which  cannon  are  pointed  and  discharged;  a 
  crenelle.  See  Illust.  of  {Casemate}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  embrasure 
  n  :  an  opening  (in  a  wall  or  ship  or  armored  vehicle)  for  firing 
  through  [syn:  {port},  {porthole}] 




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