crenellation

noun
cren·​el·​la·​tion | \ ˌkre-nə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce crenellation (audio) \
variants: or less commonly crenelation

Definition of crenellation

2 : any of the embrasures alternating with merlons in a battlement — see battlement illustration

Examples of crenellation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each receptor, ingenious in its design, recognized some characteristic microbial or viral signature—a kink in a virus’s RNA, a crenellation in a microbial cell wall. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 Each receptor, ingenious in its design, recognized some characteristic microbial or viral signature—a kink in a virus’s RNA, a crenellation in a microbial cell wall. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 Each receptor, ingenious in its design, recognized some characteristic microbial or viral signature—a kink in a virus’s RNA, a crenellation in a microbial cell wall. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 Each receptor, ingenious in its design, recognized some characteristic microbial or viral signature—a kink in a virus’s RNA, a crenellation in a microbial cell wall. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 Each receptor, ingenious in its design, recognized some characteristic microbial or viral signature—a kink in a virus’s RNA, a crenellation in a microbial cell wall. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 Each receptor, ingenious in its design, recognized some characteristic microbial or viral signature—a kink in a virus’s RNA, a crenellation in a microbial cell wall. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 Each receptor, ingenious in its design, recognized some characteristic microbial or viral signature—a kink in a virus’s RNA, a crenellation in a microbial cell wall. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 Each receptor, ingenious in its design, recognized some characteristic microbial or viral signature—a kink in a virus’s RNA, a crenellation in a microbial cell wall. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of crenellation

circa 1838, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for crenellation

crenellate "to furnish with crenellations" + -ation — more at crenellated

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The first known use of crenellation was circa 1838

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9 Nov 2021

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“Crenellation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crenellation. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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