battlement

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Singulier Pluriel
battlement
/'bætlmənt/
battlements
/'bætlmənts/

battlement

  1. Rempart.
    • In fortification, a battlement is 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.
    • A battlement is any high wall for defense.

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