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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through;
[syn: port, embrasure, porthole]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Embrasure \Em*bra"sure\ (?; 135), n. [See Embrace.] An embrace. [Obs.] "Our locked embrasures." --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Embrasure \Em*bra"sure\ (277), n. [F., fr. embraser, perh. equiv. to ['e]braser to widen an opening; of unknown origin.] 1. (Arch.) A splay of a door or window. [1913 Webster] Apart, in the twilight gloom of a window's embrasure, Sat the lovers. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

embrasure n 1: an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through [syn: port, embrasure, porthole]