dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


1 definition found
 for Battlement
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,
     Bastion.] (Arch.)
     (a) One of the solid upright parts of a parapet in ancient
         fortifications.
     (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.
         [1913 Webster]

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org