transitive verb

: to furnish (as a turret) with machicolations

Word History


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 2 Mar. 2024.

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