Definition for EM-BRA'SURE

EM-BRA'SURE, n. [s as z. Fr. from embraser, to widen. Lunier. If Lunier is right, this coincides with the Sp. abrasar, Port. abrazar, to burn, Sp. to squander or dissipate.]

  1. An opening in a wall or parapet, through which cannon are pointed and discharged.
  2. In architecture, the enlargement of the aperture of a door or window, on the inside of the wall, for giving greater play for the opening of the door or casement, or for admitting more light. Encyc.

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