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crenellated

adjective cren·el·lat·ed \ˈkre-nə-ˌlā-təd\

Simple Definition of crenellated

  • : having open spaces at the top of a wall so that people can shoot guns and cannons outward

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of crenellated

  1. :  having crenellations <a crenellated wall>

Variants of crenellated

or crenelated play \ˈkre-nə-ˌlā-təd\

Origin of crenellated

French créneler to furnish with embrasures, from Old French querneler, from kernel, crenel embrasure, dim of cren notch, from crener to notch; akin to Medieval Latin crena


First Known Use: circa 1823


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