embrasure embrasure


  • (n) an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through



  1. The outside wall is blank except for an embrasure; one looks (in vain) for the muzzle of a 16-in.
  2. This is the Hieratic Head of Ezra Pound, 1914, and hieratic it is; the face, with its wedge of a nose, embrasure-like eyes and triangular goatee, is as powerful as a royal Assyrian .
  3. Loaves of bread fly in formation beyond a stone embrasure in The Golden Legend; an immense rock floats weightless in The Glass Key; in Blank Signature, a fine lady upon a .

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