Batement
Batement Bate"ment, n. [For {Abatement}. See 2d {Bate}.] Abatement; diminution. --Moxon. [1913 Webster]

{Batement light} (Arch.), a window or one division of a window having vertical sides, but with the sill not horizontal, as where it follows the rake of a staircase. [1913 Webster]


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  • batement — mid 15c., aphetic of ABATEMENT (Cf. abatement) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • batement — bate·ment …   English syllables

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  • Batement light — Batement Bate ment, n. [For {Abatement}. See 2d {Bate}.] Abatement; diminution. Moxon. [1913 Webster] {Batement light} (Arch.), a window or one division of a window having vertical sides, but with the sill not horizontal, as where it follows the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Batement light — Batement lights, in architecture, are the lights in the upper part of a perpendicular window, which are abated , or only half the width of those below.References*1911 …   Wikipedia

  • batement light — ˈbātmənt noun Etymology: short for abatement; from the reduced line of the window : a window or one division of a window having vertical sides but with the sill curved or inclined (as where it follows the rake of a staircase) * * * /bayt meuhnt/… …   Useful english dictionary

  • batement light — /bayt meuhnt/ a compartment of a window with tracery, the bottom of which is formed by the arched head of a compartment or compartments below. [1400 50; late ME; short for ABATEMENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • battement — [ batmɑ̃ ] n. m. • XIIe; de battre I ♦ 1 ♦ Choc ou mouvement de ce qui bat (II, 5o à 7o); bruit qui en résulte. ⇒ coup, heurt; frappement. Le battement du fer sur l enclume. ⇒ martèlement. Le battement alternatif des rames. Le battement d une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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