Meaning of meurtrière in English:

meurtrière

Pronunciation /ˌməːtrɪˈɛː/

noun

Building
  • 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.