noun bat·tle·ment \ˈba-təl-mənt\

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

Full Definition of BATTLEMENT

:  a parapet with open spaces that surmounts a wall and is used for defense or decoration
bat·tle·ment·ed \-ˌmen-təd\ adjective

Illustration 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


noun bat·tle·ment \ˈba-təl-mənt\

Definition of BATTLEMENT for Kids

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


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