transitive verb
ma·​chic·​o·​late | \ məˈchikəˌlāt, maˈ- \

Definition of machicolate

: to furnish (as a turret) with machicolations

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History and Etymology for machicolate

Medieval Latin machicolatus, past participle of machicolare, from Old French machicoller, from machicoleis machicolation, from macher to crush (of imitative origin) + col neck, from Latin collum

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“Machicolate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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