The solid part of an embattled parapet between two embrasures.
More example sentences
- Crenellations (merlons) on the perimeter of the roof were repaired or rebuilt.
- I leaned on the embrasure between the teeth of the merlons and watched the activity on the streets below slowly die as the shadows drew longer.
- Her fingertips brush absently at a potted plant that sits before her, in one of the gaps between the toothlike blocks of green stone (merlons) that, in a castle, would have protected against enemy arrows.
early 18th century: from French, from Italian merlone, from merlo 'battlement'.
Definition of merlon in:
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