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merlon

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noun mer·lon \ˈmər-lən\

Definition of merlon

  1. :  any of the solid intervals between crenellations of a battlement — see battlement illustration



Origin and Etymology of merlon

French, from Italian merlone, augmentative of merlo battlement, from Medieval Latin merulus, from Latin, merle


First Known Use: circa 1704

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