Em*bra"sure (?; 135), n. [See Embrace.]

An embrace. [Obs.] "Our locked embrasures.




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Em*bra"sure [F., fr. embraser, perh. equiv. to 'ebraser 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.


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