crenellated
or crenelated adjective Etymology: French créneler to furnish with embrasures, from Old French querneler, from kernel, crenel embrasure, diminutive of cren notch, from crener to notch; akin to Medieval Latin crena Date: circa 1823 having crenellations <
a crenellated wall
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  • crenellated — (also crenelated) ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a building) having battlements. ORIGIN from Latin crena notch …   English terms dictionary

  • crenellated — [[t]kre̱nəleɪtɪd[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n In a castle, a crenellated wall has gaps in the top or openings through which to fire at attackers. [TECHNICAL] ...crenellated turrets. (in AM, also use crenelated) …   English dictionary

  • crenellated — BrE, crenelated AmE adjective technical a wall or tower that is crenellated has battlements …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • crenellated — UK [ˈkrenəˌleɪtɪd] / US [ˈkrenəˌleɪtəd] adjective in architecture, a crenellated wall or castle has battlements …   English dictionary

  • crenellated — adjective a) Having crenellations or battlements b) Having a series of square indentations …   Wiktionary

  • crenellated — adj. having battlements; notched; indented, having square dents like the ones in a battlement cren·ellate || krenÉ™leɪt v. build a structure with battlements or features that resemble battlements; make something with square dents or notches… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crenellated — adjective provide with battlements. → crenellate …   English new terms dictionary

  • crenellated — cren·el·lat·ed …   English syllables

  • crenellated —   a. having battlements.    ♦ crenellation, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • crenellated — …   Useful english dictionary

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