Often, battlements. a parapet or cresting, originally defensive but later usually decorative, consisting of a regular alternation of merlons and crenels; crenelation.
At this spectacle Banfy’s face suddenly glowed; he thought he saw a woman’s figure on the battlement of the tower.
The Golden Age in Transylvania Mr Jkai
She bent over the battlement, stooped her face towards me, and kissed me on the mouth.
Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
In another moment, two Biscayan grenadiers held the Basha between their weapons and the pinnacle of the battlement.
The Pastor’s Fire-side Vol. 4 (of 4) Jane Porter
Moat and battlement grimace but faintly from behind their ornaments.
Erik Dorn Ben Hecht
Right at the crown of the battlement stood a figure in armor, and behind the bulwark was the noise of struggle.
God Wills It! William Stearns Davis
We lean on the battlement, long since dismantled, and gaze beneath us.
Our Home in the Silver West Gordon Stables
A park was there—a park set up on edge, as it were, with steps leading to a battlement at the top.
The Van Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine
For that we must go to the Castle ruin that crowns Lewes as with a battlement.
England of My Heart–Spring Edward Hutton
They hoisted, and dame Eleanor very soon showed her face at the battlement; all hands lifted her to the arms of her husband.
Annals of a Fortress E. Viollet-le-Duc
Upon a knoll was a small square building with a battlement round it.
Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle
a parapet or wall with indentations or embrasures, originally for shooting through
early 14c., from Old French bataillement, earlier bastillement “fortification,” from bastillier “to fortify, to equip with battlements,” from bastille “fortress, tower” (see bastion). The raised parts are cops or merlons; the indentations are embrasures or crenelles.
a parapet wall or balustrade surrounding the flat roofs of the houses, required to be built by a special law (Deut. 22:8). In Jer. 5:10, it denotes the parapet of a city wall.
Often, battlements. a parapet or cresting, originally defensive but later usually decorative, consisting of a regular alternation of merlons and crenels; crenelation. Contemporary Examples While the ghost of default stalks the battlements, he dithers and spouts soliloquies. To Be or Not To Be…A Loser: Boehner’s Hamlet Moment Joe McLean October 3, 2013 Historical Examples When […]
noun a painting, relief, mosaic, etc, depicting a battle, usually commemorating an actual event
a hostile encounter or engagement between opposing military forces: the battle of Waterloo. participation in such hostile encounters or engagements: wounds received in battle. a fight between two persons or animals: ordering a trial by battle to settle the dispute. any conflict or struggle: a battle for control of the Senate. Archaic. a battalion. to […]