Definition of crenellate in English:


Line breaks: cren¦el|late
Pronunciation: /ˈkrɛn(ə)leɪt
(also crenelate)


[with object] (usually as adjective crenellated) chiefly • historical
  • Provide (a wall of a building) with battlements: the abbey of Quarr had been licensed to crenellate its buildings a crenellated parapet
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    • It also required raising the limestone crenellated parapet that runs along the roof battlement.
    • To the left of this tower are the walls that surround the basilica itself, as solid and crenellated as a castle keep.
    • The glass structure that enclosed them had a crenellated top suggestive of historic armories.


early 19th century: from French créneler, from Old French crenel (see crenel).

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