- A narrow vertical slit cut in a castle wall allowing archers in the castle to shoot at attacking troops outside the castle. The inside of the slit was tapered to give the archer a large field of fire while remaining protected. This tapered chamber is called an Embrasure. Also called an Arrow-Slit. See Loophole.
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