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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Battlement \Bat"tle*ment\ (-ment), n. [OE. batelment; cf. OF.
bataillement combat, fr. batailler, also OF. bastillier,
bateillier, to fortify. Cf. Battle, n., Bastile,
(a) One of the solid upright parts of a parapet in ancient
(b) pl. The whole parapet, consisting of alternate solids and
open spaces. At first purely a military feature,
afterwards copied on a smaller scale with decorative
features, as for churches.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular
gaps for firing arrows or guns [syn: battlement,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
59 Moby Thesaurus words for "battlement":
abatis, advanced work, balistraria, bank, banquette,
barbed-wire entanglement, barbican, barricade, barrier, bartizan,
bastion, breastwork, bulwark, casemate, castellation,
cheval-de-frise, circumvallation, contravallation, counterscarp,
crenel, curtain, demibastion, dike, drawbridge, earthwork,
embrasure, enclosure, entanglement, escarp, escarpment, fence,
fieldwork, fortalice, fortification, glacis, loophole, lunette,
machicolation, mantelet, merlon, mound, outwork, palisade, parados,
parapet, portcullis, postern gate, rampart, ravelin, redan,
redoubt, sally port, scarp, sconce, stockade, tenaille, vallation,
From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :
a parapet wall or balustrade surrounding the flat roofs of the
houses, required to be built by a special law (Deut. 22:8). In
Jer. 5:10, it denotes the parapet of a city wall.
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