Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of rendering a building defensible by the addition of battlements or by the cutting of loopholes. See crenelate, v.
- n. The state or condition of being crenelated.
- n. A battlement.
- n. Any notch or indentation.
- n. Alternative form of crenellation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of crenelating, or the state of being crenelated; an indentation or an embrasure.
- n. the action of constructing ramparts with gaps for firing guns or arrows
- n. a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
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“Standing behind me, hidden by shadow and vines and crenelation, he witnessed the bombardment of Quivalen Sath.”
“Even the sentries on the watchtowers were silent, as were the archers stationed at every crenelation along the eastern wall.”
“Another loose stone dropped from the watchtower, and Jehan glanced from the gap in the crenelation to Sarron itself even as an entire section of the city wall collasped like a waterfall of stone and a huge gout of dust billowed skyward.”
“The Duke steps up to the nearest stone crenelation.”
“Another fellow had just appeared in the opening in the crenelation and I pushed out at him with the long impaling spear.”
“Some, reaching the crenelation again, were struck back by the jabbing spears of their own men, screaming at them.”
“In places along the wall defenders sought to get their poles under the bridges, between them and the crenelation, and, using the wall as a fulcrum, to lift the bridges back up.”
“It is hard to throw these with accuracy without standing above the crenelation.”
“I ran to the place and thrust through the crenelation at a fellow, his hand already half over the wall.”
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