Definition of crenel in English:

crenel

Syllabification: cren·el
Pronunciation: /ˈkrenl
 
/
(also crenelle /krəˈnel/)

noun

  • An indentation in the battlements of a fort or castle, used for shooting or firing missiles through.
    More example sentences
    • Peaked ears appeared along the wall, weapons raised to crenelles.
    • Further above, on a bit of wall still more or less intact, the sentry stood straddle-legged in an open crenel, hands on hips, surveying the river and the valley beyond.
    • Ramirez ducked behind a crenel, pulling Rakael down with him into an undignified heap.

Origin

late 15th century: from Old French, based on popular Latin crena 'notch'.

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