Bret"tice (?), n.; pl. Brettices (#). [OE. bretasce, bretage, parapet, OF. bretesche wooden tower, F. breteche, LL. breteschia, bertresca, prob. fr. OHG. bret, G. brett board; akin to E. board. See Board, n., and cf. Bartizan.]

The wooden boarding used in supporting the roofs and walls of coal mines. See Brattice.

 

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