Definitions

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  • v. To furnish with crenelles.
  • v. To indent; to notch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. etc. See crenelate, etc.

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

  • v. supply with battlements

Etymologies

Late Latin crenello. See French créneler ("to indent") and English Crenelle. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In 1373, the sheriff of Somerset received licence "to fortify and crenellate his manse at Nunney", and his building down in an undefended valley seems to have had more of a picturesque than a strategic purpose.

    Country diary: Mendip, Somerset

  • As they peered out they could see where the seamless undulations of the ice cap began to fracture and crenellate, forming a corrugated flow that seemed to ripple off towards the west.

    Crusader Gold

  • A licence to crenellate mansum infra manerium suum was granted by Edward II. to

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • A licence to crenellate mansum infra manerium suum was granted by Edward II. to 'Hugo Luxellen chivaler;' but though the faint outline of the ditch and mound was visible at points, no sign of the original building remained.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

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