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crenel definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.) [syn: scallop, crenation, crenature, crenel, crenelle]
2: a notch or open space between two merlons in a crenelated battlement [syn: crenel, crenelle] v
1: supply with battlements [syn: crenel, crenelate, crenellate]

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also crenelle) an indentation or gap in the parapet of a tower, castle, etc., orig. for shooting through etc. Etymology: ME f. OF crenel, ult. f. pop.L crena notch

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Crenelle Cre*nelle", Crenel Cre*nel" (kr?-n?l"), n. [OF. crenel, F. cr?neau, LL. crenellus, kernellus, dim. (prob.) fr. L. crena notch. See Crenny.] 1. An embrasure or indentation in a battlement; a loophole in a fortress; an indentation; a notch. See Merlon, and Illust. of Battlement. 2. (Bot.) Same as Crenature.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Crenel Cre*nel" (kr?-n?l"), n. See Crenelle.



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