Definition of ensconce in English:

ensconce

Line breaks: en|sconce
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈskɒns
 
, ɛn-/

verb

[with object and adverbial of place]

Origin

late 16th century (in the senses 'fortify' and 'shelter within or behind a fortification'; formerly also as insconce): from en-1, in-2 'in' + sconce2.

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