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  • n. Alternative spelling of crenel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An embrasure or indentation in a battlement; a loophole in a fortress; an indentation; a notch. See merlon, and Illust. of battlement.
  • n. Same as Crenature.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the open spaces of a battlemented parapet which alternate with the merlons or cops. See battlement. Also crenel.

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

  • n. a notch or open space between two merlons in a crenelated battlement
  • n. one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)


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