Definition of Crenelation

1. Noun. A rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns.

Exact synonyms: Battlement, Crenellation
Terms within: Crenel, Crenelle, Merlon
Group relationships: Fort, Fortress
Generic synonyms: Bulwark, Rampart, Wall
Derivative terms: Crenelate, Crenellate



2. Noun. The action of constructing ramparts with gaps for firing guns or arrows.
Exact synonyms: Crenellation
Generic synonyms: Building, Construction
Derivative terms: Crenelate, Crenellate

Definition of Crenelation

1. n. The act of crenelating, or the state of being crenelated; an indentation or an embrasure.

Definition of Crenelation

1. Noun. (alternative form of crenellation) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crenelation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crenelation

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crenation
crenations
crenature
crenatures
crenel
crenelate
crenelated
crenelated molding
crenelated moldings
crenelates
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crenelation (current term)
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creneling
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crenelled
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crenelling

Literary usage of Crenelation

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1. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Supplementary Volume[s]. by John Lawson Stoddard (1903)
"... still in the Gothic arches of its tower and porticos, the perforated quatrefoils above its marble columns, and the triangular crenelation of the roof. ..."

2. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1903)
"... still in the Gothic arches of its tower and porticos, the perforated quatrefoils above its marble columns, and the triangular crenelation of the roof. ..."

3. Annals of a Fortress by Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (1876)
"ESCARP is that part of a revetment of fortifications which fronts the exterior, from the bottom of the ditch to the parapet or crenelation. ..."

4. Annals of a Fortress by Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, Benjamin Bucknall (1875)
"ESCARP is that part of a revetment of fortifications which fronts the exterior, from the bottom of the ditch to the parapet or crenelation. ..."

5. Memoirs Chiefly Illustrative of the History and Antiquities of Northumberland by Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Charles Henry Hartshorne (1858)
"... show how reluctantly the privilege of crenelation was granted. Nor was it subsequently permitted more freely, although Edward I. had less reason to ..."

6. Feudal and Military Antiquities of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders by Charles Henry Hartshorne (1858)
"These licenses, which amount to no more than fourteen, though extending- over fifty-seven years, show how reluctantly the privilege of crenelation was ..."

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