Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as crenulate.
  • To furnish with battlements or embrasures; render defensible by adding battlements, as a house.
  • To cut loopholes through, as a wall.
  • To add crenelations; render a place defensible by battlements.

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

  • transitive verb To furnish with crenelles.
  • transitive verb To indent; to notch.
  • transitive verb (Arch.) a kind of indented molding used in Norman buildings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • verb supply with battlements

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Late Latin crenellare, kernellare: See French créneler to indent. See Crenelle.

Examples

  • With this branch of their work, Captain Tempe was determined that they should be thoroughly acquainted, and they were taught how to use cover of all kinds with advantage; how to defend a building, crenelate a wall, fell trees to form an obstacle across roads, or a breastwork in front of them; and how to throw themselves into square, rapidly, to repel cavalry.

    The Young Franc Tireurs And Their Adventures in the Franco-Prussian War

  • In this weather? "and Durtal pointed at the yellow sky over which black clouds, like factory smoke, were racing, so low that the tin chimneys seemed to penetrate them and crenelate them with little spots of clarity.

    Là-bas

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