crenelation
noun see crenellation

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  • Crenelation — Cren el*a tion ( ? sh?n), n. The act of crenelating, or the state of being crenelated; an indentation or an embrasure. [Written also {crenellation}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crenelation — See crenelated. * * * …   Universalium

  • crenelation — cren·el·a·tion || ‚krenÉ™ leɪʃn n. fortress wall with openings through which weapons can be fired …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Crenelation — Battlement. ¤ A notched battlement made up of alternate crenels (openings) and merlons (square sawteeth). (Gies, Joseph and Francis. Life in a Medieval Castle, 225) Related terms: Crenellate, Licence to, Crenel …   Medieval glossary

  • crenelation — cren·el·a·tion …   English syllables

  • crenelation — noun 1. a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns • Syn: ↑battlement, ↑crenellation • Derivationally related forms: ↑crenellate (for: ↑crenellation), ↑crenelate …   Useful english dictionary

  • crenel —    , crenelation, crenelated    In architecture, crenelation is the indented or notched construction of the battlements atop a wall; a crenelated wall is one topped with merlons pieces of wall protecting defenders who looked through and used… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • crenellation — Crenelation Cren el*a tion ( ? sh?n), n. The act of crenelating, or the state of being crenelated; an indentation or an embrasure. [Written also {crenellation}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crenelate — crenelation; esp. Brit., crenellation, n. /kren l ayt /, v., crenelated, crenelating, adj. v.t. 1. to furnish with crenels or battlements. adj. 2. crenelated. Also, esp. Brit., crenellate. [1815 25; < F crénel(er) to crenelate (see CRE …   Universalium

  • crenellation — noun 1. a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns • Syn: ↑battlement, ↑crenelation • Derivationally related forms: ↑crenellate, ↑crenelate (for: ↑crenelation) …   Useful english dictionary

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