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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To provide or furnish with machicolations.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To furnish with machicolations.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To form with machicolations.

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

  • 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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