- (in fortification) an opening, as a loophole or crenel, through which missiles may be discharged.
- Architecture. a splayed enlargement of a door or window toward the inner face of a wall.
- Dentistry. the space between adjacent teeth.
Origin of embrasure
Related Words for embrasureincision, indentation, heart, cranny, hollow, dent, cubicle, depression, slot, angle, closet, cavity, nook, cell, crutch, fork, opening, alcove, cove, break
Examples from the Web for embrasure
Historical Examples of embrasure
Gregory and his daughter were talking together in the embrasure of a window.The Tavern Knight
On every embrasure and gallery, on every terrace and platform, it was the same.Confessions Of Con Cregan
Charles James Lever
Lady Stafford is sitting within the embrasure of the window.Molly Bawn
Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
The gun fired through an embrasure or loophole in the wall of the room.Artillery Through the Ages
She sat with him in the adjoining room, in the embrasure of the window, for the rest of the evening.Daisy Miller
- fortifications an opening or indentation, as in a battlement, for shooting through
- an opening forming a door or window, having splayed sides that increase the width of the opening in the interior
Word Origin for embrasure
1702, from French embrasure (16c.), from Old French embraser "to cut at a slant, make a groove or furrow in a door or window," from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + braser "to cut at a slant."
- The sloped valley between two teeth.