crenelation


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Related to crenelation: castellation, Machicolations, merlons
  • noun

Synonyms for crenelation

a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns

the action of constructing ramparts with gaps for firing guns or arrows

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Harkening back to nineteenth-century tableaux vivants, villagers would drape themselves around the crenelations of City Hall and pose for photo stills that he would then use in national newspapers for further publicity.
And dominating the look are the evocative crenelations, battlements designed to inspire thoughts of medieval castles, bold knights and distressed maidens.
At his back loomed the familiar crenelations of the Watergate office and hotel directly across the street.
The blocks contain five toponyms, written within crenelations surmounted by representations of bound prisoners.
Like the Franciscan monastery at Tula, these were often mock medieval fortresses (McAndrew 272), complete with towers and crenelations.