Definition of machicolate in English:
verb[with object] (usually as adjective machicolated)
Provide with machicolations: a machicolated fortress
More example sentences
- One enters the court of arms through a door with a pointed arch defended by a machicolated gallery above.
- This imposing monument is strongly guarded with its round machicolated towers bearing terraces for the artillery.
- The cornices are machicolated, though nobody expects to pour hot lead from the machicoulis.
Late 18th century: from Anglo-Latin machicollare, based on Provençal machacol, from macar 'to crush' + col 'neck'.
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