crenel


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cren·el

 (krĕn′əl)
n.
1. An open space or notch between two merlons in a battlement or crenelated wall.
2. A crenature.

[Middle English, from Old French; see crenelated.]

crenel

(ˈkrɛnəl) or

crenelle

n
1. (Architecture) any of a set of openings formed in the top of a wall or parapet and having slanting sides, as in a battlement
2. (Biology) another name for crenation
[C15: from Old French, literally: a little notch, from cren notch, from Late Latin crēna]

cren•el

(ˈkrɛn l)

also cre•nelle

(krɪˈnɛl)
n.
any of the open spaces between the merlons of a battlement.
[1475–85; < Middle French, Old French, appar. diminutive of Middle French cren notch, Old French cran; compare crenate, cranny]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crenel - 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.)crenel - 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.)
curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
2.crenel - a notch or open space between two merlons in a crenelated battlement
battlement, crenelation, crenellation - a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
space - an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things); "the architect left space in front of the building"; "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"; "the space between his teeth"
Verb1.crenel - supply with battlements
architecture - the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
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Therefore, crenel and merlon can be metaphorically treated as complementaries, logically parallel with the adjectives empty : full.
Charlie Weis, who runs the offense, has been hired as the head coach at Notre Dame and Romeo Crenel, who is in charge of the defense, after the game accepted the offer by the Cleveland Browns to be their coach, The Associated Press reported.
He'll then bring in either Ferentz, with whom he worked under Belichick in Cleveland, New England defensive coordinator Romeo Crenel or offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, who is also being mentioned as a candidate in New Orleans.