Definition of meurtrière in English:

meurtrière

noun

Fortification
  • A narrow vertical slit or window in a fortification, wall, etc., through which a missile can be fired.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Charles James (d. 1821), army officer and writer. From French meurtrière, feminine form corresponding to Middle French meurtrier murderer from meurtre + -ier.

Pronunciation

meurtrière

/ˌməːtrɪˈɛː/