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Word of the Day – Embrasure

By February 11, 2022Word of the Day

Embrasure (noun)


An opening in a wall or parapet which is bevelled or splayed out on the inside, typically one around a window or door.

Early 18th century from French, from obsolete embraser (earlier form of ébraser) ‘widen a door or window opening’, of unknown ultimate origin.

Example sentences

“The splayed embrasures giving away the age of the house.”

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