embrasure

Part of speech: noun

An embrace.

Part of speech: noun

An opening in a wall, as for a cannoh.

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Usage examples "embrasure":

  1. Through the embrasure of the turret I covered Ravaillac with my pistol, and twice half pressed the trigger and twice restrained myself. - "The Chevalier d'Auriac", S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats.
  2. At the top a little patch of blue sky was visible, and, in one direction, through an embrasure, he could see foliage, but whether it was beyond or within the temple he did not know. - "The Return of Tarzan", Edgar Rice Burroughs.
  3. Without replying to me, he made a sign that I might enter, and went into the embrasure of the window. - "The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 4 And His Court and of The Regency", Duc de Saint-Simon.