[mur-luh n] /ˈmɜr lən/

(in a battlement) the solid part between two crenels.
(fortifications) the solid upright section in a crenellated battlement

“solid part of a battlement,” 1704, from French merlon (17c.), from Italian merlone, augmentative of merlo “battlement,” perhaps a contraction of mergola, diminutive of Latin mergae “two-pronged pitchfork.”


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