Definition of battlement in English:


Syllabification: bat·tle·ment
Pronunciation: /ˈbatlmənt


(usually battlements)
  • 1A parapet at the top of a wall, usually of a fort or castle, that has regularly spaced, squared openings for shooting through.
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    • Here, you can see stone cannon balls built into the castle walls, defensive battlements and interior living quarters.
    • Set within five acres of orchard and boasting battlements, parapet walkway, Great Hall and thick stone walls, the tower is perched above Crossford in the beautiful Clyde Valley.
    • I sat in the guard barracks in the outer wall of the castle battlements.
    castellation, crenellation, parapet, rampart, balustrade, bulwark, wall, bastion, fortification
  • 1.1A section of roof enclosed by this.
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    • The roofs even had battlements, were Diago stood now.
    • Then she mounted the battlement and stood atop the roof, raving.



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  • As a building, Maison Krug disappoints - just a yard, cellar and offices - and I cast envious glances at other champagne houses in Reims, especially Pommery which is a fantastic Disneyland castle with battlemented walls.
  • Almost immediately this was surrounded by a lower battery providing fourteen further gun positions, while about 1550 a battlemented entrance block was built containing the governor's lodgings.
  • Its red, white and blue uprights support a span depicting Derry's gates with a battlemented head topped by a crown.


late Middle English: from Old French bataillier 'fortify with movable defense turrets', possibly related to battle.

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