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A solid portion between two crenels in a battlement or crenelated wall.

[French, from Italian merlone, augmentative of merlo, battlement, perhaps from Medieval Latin merulus, from Latin, merle (from their imagined similarity to blackbirds sitting on a wall).]


(Fortifications) fortifications the solid upright section in a crenellated battlement
[C18: from French, from Italian merlone, from merlo battlement]


(ˈmɜr lən)

(in a battlement) the solid part between two crenels.
[1695–1705; < French < Italian merlone]
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Noun1.merlon - a solid section between two crenels in a crenelated battlementmerlon - a solid section between two crenels in a crenelated battlement
battlement, crenelation, crenellation - a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
bulwark, rampart, wall - an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes; "they stormed the ramparts of the city"; "they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down"
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