Crenel



[kren-l] /ˈkrɛn l/

noun
1.
any of the open spaces between the merlons of a battlement.
2.
a crenature.
verb (used with object), creneled, creneling or (especially British) crenelled, crenelling.
3.
to .
/ˈkrɛnəl/
noun
1.
any of a set of openings formed in the top of a wall or parapet and having slanting sides, as in a battlement
2.
another name for crenation
n.

“open space on an embattlement,” early 14c., from Old French crenel (12c.), apparently a diminutive of cren “notch” (see cranny).

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