embrasures in Flodden Tower, Edinburgh



  • Any of the indentations between the merlons of a battlement; an opening in a wall or parapet through which ordnance can be fired.
  • Any small protected space.
  • The slanting indentation in a wall for a door or window, such that the space is larger on the inside than the outside.
  • An embrace.


  • From Middle French embrasure.

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