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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.
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