Crenellated



[kren-l-eyt] /ˈkrɛn lˌeɪt/

verb (used with object), crenelated, crenelating.
1.
to furnish with or battlements.
adjective
2.
.
[kren-l-ey-tid] /ˈkrɛn lˌeɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
furnished with crenelations, as a parapet or molding, in the manner of a battlement.
/ˈkrɛnɪˌleɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
having battlements
2.
(of a moulding, etc) having square indentations
v.

early 14c., from French créneler, from crénelé (12c.); see crenel. Sometimes also crenellate; the double -l- seems to be from a presumed Latin *crenella as a diminutive of crena. Related: Crenelated (1823), also crenellated; crenellation (1849). Earlier formes of the past participle adjective included carneled.
adj.

1823, past participle adjective from crenelate.

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