Definition of battlement in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbat(ə)lm(ə)nt/


(usually battlements)
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1A parapet at the top of a wall, especially of a fort or castle, that has regularly spaced squared openings for shooting through.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.1A section of roof enclosed by battlements: I want to go up on the battlements
More example sentences
  • The roofs even had battlements, were Diago stood now.
  • Then she mounted the battlement and stood atop the roof, raving.



Pronunciation: /ˈbatlməntɪd/
Example sentences
  • 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 defence turrets', possibly related to battle.

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