brattice brattice

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a partition (often temporary) of planks or cloth that is used to control ventilation in a mine
  2. (v) supply with a brattice, to ventilate mines

Usage(s):

  • They had built a brattice or partition of wood and canvas between them and the gas, under the leadership of Mine Foreman John Dean who, after carrying most of his companions .
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