[muh-chik-uh-ley-shuh n] /məˌtʃɪk əˈleɪ ʃən/
an opening in the floor between the corbels of a projecting gallery or parapet, as on a wall or in the vault of a passage, through which missiles, molten lead, etc., might be cast upon an enemy beneath.
a projecting gallery or parapet with such openings.
(esp in medieval castles) a projecting gallery or parapet supported on corbels having openings through which missiles could be dropped
any such opening
[muh-chee-duh; Japanese mah-chee-dah] /məˈtʃi də; Japanese ˈmɑ tʃiˌdɑ/ noun 1. a city in E central Honshu, Japan, on the Tsurumi River: a suburb of Tokyo.
[muh-shee-nuh-buh l] /məˈʃi nə bəl/ adjective 1. (of a material) capable of being cut or shaped with tools. Compare . 2. (of a letter or package) capable of being safely sorted by mail machinery, as a parcel sorter. adj. 1896, from machine (v.) + -able. Related: Machinability. Machine-readable. Having the softcopy nature. [Jargon File]
[mak-uh-lid, muh-kahy-] /ˈmæk ə lɪd, məˈkaɪ-/ noun 1. .
[mak-uh-neyt] /ˈmæk əˌneɪt/ verb (used with or without object), machinated, machinating. 1. to contrive or plot, especially artfully or with evil purpose: to machinate the overthrow of the government. /ˈmækɪˌneɪt; ˈmæʃ-/ verb 1. (usually transitive) to contrive, plan, or devise (schemes, plots, etc) v. “lay plots, intrigue,” c.1600, a back-formation from machination, or else from […]