from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small, overhanging turret on a wall or tower.
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- n. Alternative form of bartisan.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small, overhanging structure for lookout or defense, usually projecting at an angle of a building or near an entrance gateway.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, a small overhanging turret, pierced with loopholes or embrasures, or with both, and projecting generally from an angle at the top of a tower, or from the parapet of a building or medieval fortification-wall.
Alteration of bratticing, timberwork, from brattice.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)