machicolate

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

Definition of machicolate

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. :  to furnish (as a turret) with machicolations

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at collar


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