from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In permanent fortification, a break in the general direction of the parapet of the curtain, when constructed with orillons and retired flanks. Also spelled
- noun In heraldry, same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Fort.) Any part of a rampart or parapet which deviates from the general direction.
- noun (Her.) A mark of cadency or difference.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Any part of a
rampartor parapetwhich deviatesfrom the general direction.
- noun heraldry A
markof cadencyor difference.
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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. [