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bartizan

[bahr-tuh-zuh n, bahr-tuh-zan] /ˈbɑr tə zən, ˌbɑr təˈzæn/
noun, Architecture
1.
a small overhanging turret on a wall or tower.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English alteration of bertisene, misspelling of bretising, variant of bratticing. See brattice, -ing1
Related forms
bartizaned
[bahr-tuh-zuh nd, bahr-tuh-zand] /ˈbɑr tə zənd, ˌbɑr təˈzænd/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bartizan

bartizan

/ˈbɑːtɪzən; ˌbɑːtɪˈzæn/
noun
1.
a small turret projecting from a wall, parapet, or tower
Derived Forms
bartizaned (ˈbɑːtɪzənd; ˌbɑːtɪˈzænd) adjective
Word Origin
C19: variant of bertisene, erroneously for bretising, from bretasce parapet; see brattice
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