Battlement : Definition

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Definitions of Battlement

Pronunciation : Bat"tle*ment
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [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, consi
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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