crenellate
Crenelate Cren"el*ate (kr?n"?l-?t or kr?"n?l-?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crenelated} (-?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crenelating} (-?`t?ng).] [LL. crenellare, kernellare: cf. F. cr?neler to indent. See {Crenelle}.] [Written also {crenellate}.] 1. To furnish with crenelles. [1913 Webster]

2. To indent; to notch; as, a crenelated leaf. [1913 Webster]

{Crenelated molding} (Arch.), a kind of indented molding used in Norman buildings. [1913 Webster]


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  • Crenellate — To add Battlements. A Licence to Crenellate was royal permission to fortify a manor house. King Richard II granted the Licence to Crenellate Hemyock Castle, on 5th November 1380. ¤ Furnish with battlements. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval… …   Medieval glossary

  • Crenellate — To *embattle or provide embattlements and *embrasures to a building e.g. castle; cathedrals might also be fortified, e.g. by King John at Lincoln in 1216. A licence from the king was required to crenellate a castle (which itself was licensed) …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • crenellate — verb a) To furnish with crenelles. crenellated leaf b) To indent; to notch …   Wiktionary

  • crenellate — Synonyms and related words: Vandyke, arm, armor, armor plate, bank, barricade, battle, blaze, blockade, bulwark, castellate, chop, crenulate, crimp, cut, dig in, embattle, entrench, fence, fortify, garrison, gash, incise, indent, jag, knurl,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • crenellate — [19] The 19th century seems a surprisingly late date for English to have acquired a term so closely associated with medieval battlements, but it is a little misleading. For essentially the same word entered the language in the 13th century as… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • crenellate — cren·ellate || krenÉ™leɪt v. build a structure with battlements or features that resemble battlements; make something with square dents or notches like the openings of a battlement …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crenellate — [ krɛn(ə)leɪt] (also crenelate) verb [usu. as adjective crenellated] provide with battlements …   English new terms dictionary

  • crenellate — cren·el·late …   English syllables

  • crenellate — /ˈkrɛnəleɪt/ (say krenuhlayt) verb (t) (crenellated, crenellating) 1. to furnish with crenels or battlements. 2. Architecture to form with square indentations as a moulding. Also, US, crenelate. {French créneler (from crenel, diminutive of cren… …   Australian English dictionary

  • crenellate — [19] The 19th century seems a surprisingly late date for English to have acquired a term so closely associated with medieval battlements, but it is a little misleading. For essentially the same word entered the language in the 13th century as… …   Word origins

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