crenellation

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Synonyms for crenellation

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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All coins within the range feature the crenellated edge particular to Britannia coins.
From within its tall, crenellated walls, Al-Azhar's sheikhs spent more than 1,000 years studying Islam's holy texts and interpreting their meaning for the faithful, building an authority unrivalled in the Muslim world.
At 510 Amsterdam Avenue the palette is brushed steel, crenellated aluminum and polished concrete.
Even as the country teeters on the brink of chaos, tourists still visit the ancient hill city to gape at the intricate rammed-earth houses that compose its crenellated skyline.
Eichhorn took in the view of the crenellated walls ringing the Old City.
Man-made changes to what were wild stretches of the river tamed its course, shifting the flow so significantly you can almost touch a crenellated battlement or the walls of an ancient monastery as you cruise along.
Across the river lies forested Petris Hill, where the ruins of the 20-foot Hunger Wall run for more than half a mile, complete with crenellated battlements and a platform for archers.
In Luboml, the crenellated parapet was visible behind the row of ordinary market houses.
The conventional idea that a castle is defined by its external features, its impenetrability and invincibility--with its moats and bow-and-arrow-slit windows, its crenellated flat roofs for defending soldiers while they attack with cannon and burning-oil, its towers for surveillance--is here overturned or, rather, turned inside-out.
At Cairo's citadel, a spectacular mediaeval fortress of crenellated towers built to fortify the city against Crusaders and which towers over Egypt's capital, patriotic student volunteers were cleaning ramparts and painting its hand-rails.
We heard this account as we stood at the top of Nann Myint Tower, a thirteen-storey structure that looms above the surrounding terrain, its sleek central cylinder capped with a traditionally crenellated five-tiered roof.
Grady and Simonds prove particularly adept at describing the landscape and the environment (Grady has written a number of books on environmental issues and the natural world): "We drive between red canyon walls that loom above us, looking almost sculpted in the way their crenellated tops resemble chimneys and battlements, their crowns and lower talus approaches fringed with evergreens.
Available in 12 configurations, it can be fitted with a choice of a standard or crenellated (strike) bezel, a 2-or3-cell body and a choice of three tailcaps, including a high/low tailcap that provides a 15-lumen navigational beam in addition to the 235-lumen tactical beam.
In direct line of fire of the 18th-century Portuguese cannons on the crenellated ramparts of Sao Tome's lime-washed fort, the silhouette of a huge oil exploration platform, like some ghostly square rigger, can dimly be seen on the horizon.
Among their arrow-slits and towers, a handful of castles in Scotland and England have curious niches built into their crenellated walls.