Definition of battlement
: a parapet with open spaces that surmounts a wall and is used for defense or decoration
battlementedplay \-ˌmen-təd\ adjective
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But if today’s nationalists and alt-righters really charged the battlements under his banner, why is Trump, and not Buchanan, at the vanguard?
Maybe razor wire and battlements and mantraps besides.
Deep in a valley in the mountains of County Wicklow, Ireland, is a hunting lodge, crowned with battlements and nestled beside Lough Tay—a lake that, with its dark waters and white-sand beach, resembles a pint of Guinness.
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BATTLEMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of battlement for English Language Learners
: a low wall at the top of a castle with open spaces for people inside to shoot through
BATTLEMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of battlement for Students
: a low wall (as at the top of a castle) with openings to shoot through
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