crenellation

noun
1. a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
Syn: ↑battlement, ↑crenelation
Derivationally related forms: ↑crenellate, ↑crenelate (for: ↑crenelation)
Hypernyms: ↑rampart, ↑bulwark, ↑wall
Part Holonyms: ↑fortress, ↑fort
Part Meronyms: ↑crenel, ↑crenelle, ↑merlon
2. the action of constructing ramparts with gaps for firing guns or arrows
Syn: ↑crenelation
Derivationally related forms: ↑crenellate, ↑crenelate (for: ↑crenelation)
Hypernyms: ↑construction, ↑building

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