Definition of Brattice

1. Noun. A partition (often temporary) of planks or cloth that is used to control ventilation in a mine.

Generic synonyms: Divider, Partition



2. Verb. Supply with a brattice, to ventilate mines.
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply

Definition of Brattice

1. n. A wall of separation in a shaft or gallery used for ventilation.

Definition of Brattice

1. Noun. A wooden partition in a coal mine ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brattice

1. to partition [v -TICED, -TICING, -TICES] - See also: partition

Medical Definition of Brattice

1. A wall of separation in a shaft or gallery used for ventilation. Planking to support a roof or wall. See: Brettice. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brattice

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brasting
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brat
bratchet
bratchets
bratling
bratlings
bratpack
brats
brattice (current term)
bratticed
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brattiest
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brattiness
brattinesses
brattish
brattishing
brattishings
brattle
brattled
brattles

Literary usage of Brattice

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1. Transactions by American Ethnological Society (1861)
"The next point is this—Mr. Armstrong speaks of the destruction of iron work in the upcast shaft, and at the same time proposes iron brattice. ..."

2. The Coal and Metal Miners' Pocketbook of Principles, Rules, Formulas, and Tables by Thomas J. Foster (1905)
"An tir brattice is any partition erected in an airway for the purpose of ... A thin board stopping is sometimes spoken of as a brattice; but the term ..."

3. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines: Containing a Clear Exposition by Andrew Ure (1856)
"Thus the air conducted by the medium of a shaft divided by a brattice wall only a few inches thick, after descending ¡n the downcast in one compartment of ..."

4. Mining: An Elementary Treatise on the Getting of Minerals by Arnold Lupton (1904)
"brattice.—As for that part of the main road which continues beyond the cross-cut, ... by some artificial partition technically called brattice (see Figs. ..."

5. Practical Coal Mining: A Manual for Managers, Under-managers, Colliery by George L. Kerr (1905)
"433), the scams in the top boards being well filled with good clay, or mortar, and afterwards covered over with brattice cloth. Wood brattice, or a ..."

6. Scottish Law Magazine, and Sheriff Court Reporter by Scotland Sheriff Courts (1862)
"On the morning of the explosion I saw Morris break down the brattice and door indicated by this dotted line. He was assisted in doing this by John Paterson ..."

7. An Elementary Class-book of Practical Coal-mining: For the Use of Students by Thomas Hansom Cockin (1906)
"The brattice is not put down the centre of the road, but about a couple of feet from ... Air-pipes of wood or iron are frequently used instead of brattice; ..."

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