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cren·e·lat·edalso cren·el·lat·ed (krĕn′ə-lā′tĭd)
1. Having battlements.
2. Indented; notched: a crenelated wall.
[Probably from French créneler, to furnish with battlements, from Old French crenel, crenelation, diminutive of cren, notch; see cranny.]
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crenelation, crenelle - A crenelation (from Latin crena, "notch") is a series of indentations or loopholes around the top of a castle, battlement, or wall—with each indentation being a crenelle (or crenel).
See also related terms for notch.
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|Noun||1.||crenelation - a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns|
merlon - a solid section between two crenels in a crenelated battlement
|2.||crenelation - the action of constructing ramparts with gaps for firing guns or arrows|
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