Definition of Crenellation

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

Exact synonyms: Battlement, Crenelation
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: Crenelation
Generic synonyms: Building, Construction
Derivative terms: Crenelate, Crenellate

Definition of Crenellation

1. Noun. A pattern along the top of a parapet (fortified wall), most often in the form of multiple, regular, rectangular spaces in the top of the wall, through which arrows or other weaponry may be shot, especially as used in medieval European architecture. ¹

2. Noun. The act of crenellating; adding a top row that looks like the top of a medieval castle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crenellation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crenellation

crenelate
crenelated
crenelated molding
crenelated moldings
crenelates
crenelating
crenelation
crenelations
creneled
creneling
crenellate
crenellated
crenellated moulding
crenellates
crenellating
crenellation (current term)
crenellations
crenelle
crenelled
crenelles
crenelling
crenels
crenic acid
crenocyte
crenocytosis
crenotherapy
crenshaw
crenshaws
crenulate
crenulated

Literary usage of Crenellation

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1. Sussex Archaeological Collections Relating to the History and Antiquities of by Sussex Archaeological Society (1865)
"The crenellation.—Given a manorial residence at Amber- ley, it is required to ... Common report assigns to the bishop an earlier step than crenellation. ..."

2. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) (1913)
"Above the rail rose a swarm of heads and shoulders, an animated crenellation, and while we still were a hundred yards away a bouquet, swinging at the end of ..."

3. In Old New York by Thomas Allibone Janvier (1894)
"Seen in broad daylight, the church is a good deal the worse for its Perpendicular porch built of pine planks, and for its absurd wooden crenellation. ..."

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