Definition of machicolated in English:

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Pronunciation: /məˈtʃɪkəleɪtɪd/


Provided with machicolations: a machicolated fortress
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  • With its great round bastions and tall machicolated towers, Lahore station may look as if it is the product of some short lived collaboration between the Raj and the Diney Corporation.
  • The first step is to recognise what is going on, and to take steps to shore up the machicolated and moth-eaten institution in which I now sit.


Late 18th century: from Anglo-Latin machicollare, based on Provençal machacol, from macar 'to crush' + col 'neck'.

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