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battlement

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noun bat·tle·ment \ˈba-təl-mənt\

Simple Definition of battlement

  • : a low wall at the top of a castle with open spaces for people inside to shoot through

Full Definition of battlement

  1. :  a parapet with open spaces that surmounts a wall and is used for defense or decoration

bat·tle·ment·ed play \-ˌmen-təd\ adjective

Illustration of battlement

Origin of battlement

Middle English batelment, from Anglo-French *bataillement, from batailler to fortify with battlements — more at battle


First Known Use: 14th century


BATTLEMENT Defined for Kids

battlement

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noun bat·tle·ment \ˈba-təl-mənt\

Definition of battlement

  1. :  a low wall (as at the top of a castle) with openings to shoot through





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