merlon


mer·lon

noun \ˈmər-lən\

Definition of MERLON

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

Origin 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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