Brettice
Brettice Bret"tice, n.; pl. {Brettices}. [OE. bretasce, bretage, parapet, OF. bretesche wooden tower, F. bret[`e]che, LL. breteschia, bertresca, prob. fr. OHG. bret, G. brett board; akin to E. board. See {Board}, n., and cf. {Bartizan}.] The wooden boarding used in supporting the roofs and walls of coal mines. See {Brattice}. [1913 Webster]

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  • brettice — brettice, brettis common var. of brattice …   Useful english dictionary

  • brettice — n. brattice, partition in a mine shaft used to support walls and roof …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brettice —   brattice …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Brettices — Brettice Bret tice, n.; pl. {Brettices}. [OE. bretasce, bretage, parapet, OF. bretesche wooden tower, F. bret[ e]che, LL. breteschia, bertresca, prob. fr. OHG. bret, G. brett board; akin to E. board. See {Board}, n., and cf. {Bartizan}.] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brettis — brettice, brettis common var. of brattice …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bartizan — Bar ti*zan , n. [Cf. {Brettice}.] (Arch.) A small, overhanging structure for lookout or defense, usually projecting at an angle of a building or near an entrance gateway. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brattice — Brat tice, n. [See {Brettice}.] (Mining) (a) A wall of separation in a shaft or gallery used for ventilation. (b) Planking to support a roof or wall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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