battlement
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: [ˈbætəɫmənt]
Noun

battlement (plural battlements)

  1. In fortification: an indented parapet, formed by a series of rising members called cops or merlons, separated by openings called crenelles or embrasures, the soldier sheltering himself behind the merlon while he fires through the embrasure or through a loophole in the battlement.
  2. Any high wall for defense.
  3. (poetic) The towering roof of heaven.
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