crenellation


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Related to crenellation: Battlements, merlons
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Noun1.crenellation - a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or gunscrenellation - a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
crenel, crenelle - a notch or open space between two merlons in a crenelated battlement
fortress, fort - a fortified defensive structure
merlon - a solid section between two crenels in a crenelated battlement
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"
2.crenellation - the action of constructing ramparts with gaps for firing guns or arrows
construction, building - the act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
Translations

crenellation

n usu pl (on castle) → Zinnen pl, → Krenelierung f (spec); (on moulding) → Zinnenmuster nt
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The castle-like crenellation of the original portion is comprised of an openwork, trefoil pattern with regularly-spaced, carved crests.
In the former, the oppositeness of meaning is automatically suggested by the prefix counter-; in the latter, it takes some encyclopaedic knowledge to visualise how crenels and merlons complement each other within a crenellation.
The folks at Schmalberg were able to advise him on which fabrics would give a nice crenellation at the edge, and which would be fuzzy, "Whenever I'm dealing with something like that .
Here we had a level of crenellation along the edges of the residence buildings that allowed us to create nooks and crannies and a sense of privacy within.
The crenellation, blind arches, and rusticated tower decorated with lion masks recall the same ecletic and theatrical flair of Garbatella's first phase.
The building is a sturdy stone structure in the English Parish Gothic Revival style with crenellation crowning the bell tower and pointed arch windows and door.
Indeed, very little of the traditional English castle survives here: where one expects to find crenellation, an elegant balustrade softens the roofline and each of the six towers is surmounted by Bess's initials "ES" set in a strapwork frame.
Atop an outlying tower I leaned against the stone crenellation to photograph the hotel.
The entire building process is likewise followed step by step from the laying of the first layer of mud-brick on the rebuilt stone socle to the placing of the last in the top of the crenellation.
The stage is surmounted by a fly tower expressed as a monumental crenellation on the hermetic box of the concert hail.
She walked the needle in a crenellation between and around his very eyelashes with such dexterity that he did not squint.
57 Where it has grown out of functional reference it can be historic, as in the use of crenellation in heraldry.