Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any part of a rampart or parapet which deviates from the general direction.
  • n. A mark of cadency or difference.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any part of a rampart or parapet which deviates from the general direction.
  • n. A mark of cadency or difference.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In permanent fortification, a break in the general direction of the parapet of the curtain, when constructed with orillons and retired flanks. Also spelled brizure.
  • n. In heraldry, same as cadency, 2.

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • His father had a right to bear the arms of the Earls of Home, with a _brisure_, being the natural son of Alexander, tenth Earl of Home. [

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