Definition of machicolation
1a : an opening between the corbels of a projecting parapet or in the floor of a gallery or roof of a portal for discharging missiles upon assailants below — see battlement illustrationb : a gallery or parapet containing such openings
2 : construction imitating medieval machicolation
machicolatedplay \mə-ˈchi-kə-ˌlā-təd\ adjective
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