from The Century Dictionary.

  • Furnished with battlements, as the ramparts of a city or castle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having battlements.

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  • adjective Furnished with battlements, as the ramparts of a city or castle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having or resembling repeated square indentations like those in a battlement
  • adjective protected with battlements or parapets with indentations or embrasures for shooting through


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  • With its mellow stonework and battlemented towers, mirrored on the surface of a broad moat skimmed on a summer day by turquoise dragonflies, Bodiam is everybody's idea of what a castle should look like.

    The House Impregnable

  • The law can no longer touch these princes of the realm personally, because adjacent to their palaces are their battlemented corporations, which can cover management malefactions by paying occasional fines as a routine cost of doing business.

    Reality bites

  • This was a massive bulk, a battlemented curtain wall, twin gate-towers, squat and strong, fronting this eastward approach, and the serrated crests of other flanking towers circling a tall keep within.

    A River So Long

  • He was all in hand when he led his men up over a rough stone causeway to a door in the bottom of a high battlemented wall and waited for somebody to open it.

    In The Time Of Light

  • The whole was illuminated by the beams of the low and setting sun, who showed his ruddy front, like a warrior prepared for defence, over a huge battlemented and turreted wall of crimson and black clouds, which appeared like an immense Gothic fortress, into which the lord of day was descending.


  • But on stepping from one of the windows of the parlor upon this battlemented bartisan,

    Anne of Geierstein

  • There were three external walls, battlemented and turreted from space to space and at each angle, the second enclosure rising higher than the first, and being built so as to command the exterior defence in case it was won by the enemy; and being again, in the same manner, itself commanded by the third and innermost barrier.

    Quentin Durward

  • Yet the building seemed ancient and strong, a part of the roof was battlemented, and the walls were of great thickness; lastly, I observed, with some unpleasant sensations, that the windows of my chamber had been lately secured with iron stanchions, and that the servants who brought me victuals, or visited my apartment to render other menial offices, always locked the door when they retired.


  • There lay before us, that same afternoon, the broken bridge of Avignon, and all the city baking in the sun; yet with an under-done-pie-crust, battlemented wall, that never will be brown, though it bake for centuries.

    Pictures from Italy

  • Its walls were surmounted by a battlemented parapet; but the gray lead roofs were quite visible behind it, with their gutters, laps, rolls, and skylights, together with incised letterings and shoe-patterns cut by idlers thereon.

    The Woodlanders


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