a partition of wood, creosote-impregnated cloth, etc., used to control the flow of
air that is pumped
into the mine
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈbratticed or ˈbratticing
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Word origin of 'brattice'ME bretice, bretasce < OFr bretesche, wooden tower < ML brittisca; prob. < OHG brittissa, lattice, balcony < bret, board