from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To provide or furnish with machicolations.
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- v. To furnish with machicolations.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To form with machicolations.
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- v. supply with projecting galleries
Medieval Latin machicolāre, machicolāt-, from Old French machicoller, from machicoleis, machicolation, from Old Provençal machacol : macar, to crush (from Vulgar Latin *maccāre) + col, neck (from Latin collum; see kwel-1 in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin machicolātus, perfect participle of machicolāre, from Old French machicoller, from machicolleis ("machicolation"), from Old Provençal machacol, from macar ("to crush") + col ("neck"). (Wiktionary)
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