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Battled
Battledoor
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battledore and shuttlecock
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battleful
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Battlemented
battlements
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Battlement definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BAT'TLEMENT, n. [This is said to have been bastillement, from bastille, a fortification.]
A wall raised on a building with openings or embrasures, or the
embrasure itself.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns [syn: battlement, crenelation, crenellation]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English batelment, from Anglo-French *bataillement, from batailler to fortify with battlements more at battle Date: 14th century a parapet with open spaces that surmounts a wall and is used for defense or decoration battlemented adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (usu. in pl.) 1 a parapet with recesses along the top of a wall, as part of a fortification. 2 a section of roof enclosed by this (walking on the battlements). Derivatives: battlemented adj. Etymology: OF bataillier furnish with ramparts + -MENT

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Battlement Bat"tle*ment (-ment), n. [OE. batelment; cf. OF. bataillement combat, fr. batailler, also OF. bastillier, bateillier, to fortify. Cf. Battle, n., Bastile, Bastion.] (Arch.) (a) One of the solid upright parts of a parapet in ancient fortifications. (b) pl. The whole parapet, consisting of alternate solids and open spaces. At first purely a military feature, afterwards copied on a smaller scale with decorative features, as for churches.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

a parapet wall or balustrade surrounding the flat roofs of the houses, required to be built by a special law (Deut. 22:8). In Jer. 5:10, it denotes the parapet of a city wall.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

bat'-'-l-ment.

See FORTIFICATION; HOUSE.

Moby Thesaurus

abatis, advanced work, balistraria, bank, banquette, barbed-wire entanglement, barbican, barricade, barrier, bartizan, bastion, breastwork, bulwark, casemate, castellation, cheval-de-frise, circumvallation, contravallation, counterscarp, crenel, curtain, demibastion, dike, drawbridge, earthwork, embrasure, enclosure, entanglement, escarp, escarpment, fence, fieldwork, fortalice, fortification, glacis, loophole, lunette, machicolation, mantelet, merlon, mound, outwork, palisade, parados, parapet, portcullis, postern gate, rampart, ravelin, redan, redoubt, sally port, scarp, sconce, stockade, tenaille, vallation, vallum, work



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