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crenel

noun cren·el \ˈkrenəl\
variants: less commonly

crenelle

\krə̇ˈnel\

Definition of crenel

plural

-s

  1. :  one of the embrasures alternating with merlons in a battlement

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Origin and Etymology of crenel

Middle French crenel, from Old French, diminutive of cren notch, from crener to notch, from Medieval Latin crenare, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin crinare to split, perhaps of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish criathar sieve; akin to Greek krinein to separate


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crenel

transitive verb cren·el \"\

Definition of crenel

creneled

or

crenelled

;

creneled

or

crenelled

;

creneling

or

crenelling

\ˈkren(ə)liŋ\ ;

crenels

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Origin and Etymology of crenel

French créneler, from Old French creneler, from crenel


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