bartizaned /bahr"teuh zeuhnd, bahr'teuh zand"/, adj.
/bahr"teuh zeuhn, bahr'teuh zan"/, n. Archit.
a small overhanging turret on a wall or tower.
[1325-75; ME alter. of bertisene, misspelling of bretising, var. of BRATTICING. See BRATTICE, -ING1]

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  • BARTIZAN —    an overhanging wall mounted turret projecting from the walls of ancient fortifications …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • Bartizan — ♦ Overhanging battlemented corner turret, corbelled out; common in French and Scottish military architecture. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 410) Related terms: Castle …   Medieval glossary

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