Definition of Crenel

1. Noun. One of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.).

Exact synonyms: Crenation, Crenature, Crenelle, Scallop
Generic synonyms: Curve, Curved Shape
Derivative terms: Scallop, Scallop



2. Verb. Supply with battlements.
Exact synonyms: Crenelate, Crenellate
Category relationships: Architecture
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply
Derivative terms: Crenelation, Crenelation, Crenelle, Crenellation, Crenellation, Crenelle

3. Noun. A notch or open space between two merlons in a crenelated battlement.
Exact synonyms: Crenelle
Group relationships: Battlement, Crenelation, Crenellation
Generic synonyms: Space
Derivative terms: Crenelate, Crenellate, Crenelate, Crenellate

Definition of Crenel

1. n. See Crenelle.

Definition of Crenel

1. Noun. The space between merlons in a crenelated battlement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crenel

1. to provide with crenelles [v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crenel

crenarchaeal
crenarchaeon
crenarchaeota
crenarchaeotal
crenarchaeote
crenas
crenate
crenate leaf
crenated
crenately
crenates
crenation
crenations
crenature
crenatures
crenel (current term)
crenelate
crenelated
crenelated molding
crenelated moldings
crenelates
crenelating
crenelation
crenelations
creneled
creneling
crenellate
crenellated
crenellated moulding
crenellates

Literary usage of Crenel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"US crenel. The embrasure or open space between two merlons or solid portions of a battlement or castellated parapet. It originally signified any opening in ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Same as cringle (a). crenel (kren'el), n. [< OF. crenel, a notch, embrasure, ... an embrasure, battlement : see crenel.] One of the open spaces of a ..."

3. Early English Text Society by Early English Text Society (1877)
"... shews that the French creneau (Old Fr. crenel or kernel) had two senses, viz. ... the barons obtained leave to crenel/ale, or fortify, their castles. ..."

4. Dictionary of Hard Words by Robert Morris Pierce (1910)
"(opening in a parapet; crenel) kii'nel. creole a. (nativ-born person of European or African des. cent) ..."

5. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"US crenel. The embrasure or open space between two merlons or solid portions of a battlement or castellated parapet. It originally signified any opening in ..."

6. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Same as cringle (a). crenel (kren'el), n. [< OF. crenel, a notch, embrasure, ... an embrasure, battlement : see crenel.] One of the open spaces of a ..."

7. Early English Text Society by Early English Text Society (1877)
"... shews that the French creneau (Old Fr. crenel or kernel) had two senses, viz. ... the barons obtained leave to crenel/ale, or fortify, their castles. ..."

8. Dictionary of Hard Words by Robert Morris Pierce (1910)
"(opening in a parapet; crenel) kii'nel. creole a. (nativ-born person of European or African des. cent) ..."

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