battlement

[ bat-l-muh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF battlement
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BATTLEMENT

She bent over the battlement, stooped her face towards me, and kissed me on the mouth.

Moat and battlement grimace but faintly from behind their ornaments.

We lean on the battlement, long since dismantled, and gaze beneath us.

For that we must go to the Castle ruin that crowns Lewes as with a battlement.

Upon a knoll was a small square building with a battlement round it.

The end of the machine was raised and pointed over the battlement.

No one save a guard at the gate and another on the battlement.

Gervaise leant on the battlement and looked with admiration at the scene beyond.

Stephen leaned on the battlement pondering what he would say.

Then he flung out his arms on the battlement, and his head on his arms.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French bataillement, earlier bastillement "fortification," from bastillier "to fortify, to equip with battlements," from bastille "fortress, tower" (see bastion). The raised parts are cops or merlons; the indentations are embrasures or crenelles.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BATTLEMENT

fortification

nounreinforced position
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