crenellated

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

Definition of crenellated

  1. :  having crenellations <a crenellated wall>

Origin and Etymology 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


CRENELLATED Defined for English Language Learners

crenellated

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

Definition of crenellated for English Language Learners

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

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