from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having battlements.
- adj. Indented; notched: a crenelated wall.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of crenelate.
- adj. Having crenellations or battlements
- adj. Having a series of square indentations
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. having repeated square indentations like those in a battlement.
- adj. having turrets and battlements in the style of a castle; -- of a building.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as embattled. See also crenelate, v.
- Furnished with crenelles, as a parapet or breastwork: specifically, in architecture, applied to a kind of embattled or indented molding of frequent occurrence in Norman work.
- Fluted; channeled; covered with indentations.
- Also crenate, crenated, crenclled.
Probably from French créneler, to furnish with battlements, from Old French crenel, crenelation, diminutive of cren, notch; see cranny.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)