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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [brat-is]
    • /ˈbræt ɪs/
    • /ˈbræ.tɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [brat-is]
    • /ˈbræt ɪs/

Definitions of brattice word

  • noun brattice a partition of wood or treated cloth used to control ventilation in a mine 3
  • noun brattice a fixed wooden tower or parapet 3
  • verb brattice to fit with a brattice 3
  • noun brattice a temporary breastwork or parapet put up during a siege 3
  • noun brattice a partition of wood, creosote-impregnated cloth, etc., used to control the flow of fresh air that is pumped into the mine 3
  • verb transitive brattice to furnish with a brattice 3

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Origin of brattice

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English brutaske, bretage, bretice < Anglo-French bretaske, bretage, Anglo-French, Old French bretesche wooden parapet on a fortress < Medieval Latin (9th century) brittisca, apparently a Latinized form of Old English Bryttisc British (or a new formation in ML), on the presumption that such parapets were introduced from Britain

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Parts of speech for Brattice


brattice popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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