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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