|1.||a window frame that is hinged on one side|
|2.||a window containing frames hinged at the side or at the top or bottom|
|3.||a poetic word for window|
|[C15: probably from Old Northern French encassement frame, from encasser to frame, encase, from casse framework, crate, |
a barrier of open-work placed before windows (Prov. 7:6). In Judg. 5:28 the Hebrew word is rendered "lattice," in the LXX. "network," an opening through which cool air is admitted.
earliest form of movable window, wood or metal framed, with hinges or pivots at the upright side of the vertically hung sash, so that it opens outward or inward along its entire length in the manner of a door. One frame, separately movable, of such a window is called a casement sash.
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