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crenelated

[kren-l-ey-tid] /ˈkrɛn lˌeɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
furnished with crenelations, as a parapet or molding, in the manner of a battlement.
Also, especially British, crenellated.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; crenelate + -ed2

crenelate

[kren-l-eyt] /ˈkrɛn lˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), crenelated, crenelating.
1.
to furnish with crenels or battlements.
adjective
Also, especially British, crenellate.
Origin
1815-25; < French crénel(er) to crenelate (see crenel) + -ate1
Related forms
crenelation; especially British, crenellation, noun
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Examples for crenelated
  • The roofline is given added interest with false gables centering both street elevations and a crenelated comer tower.
  • Stone walls, dry-laid along alleys and finished with crenelated caps when bordering yards, are found throughout the village.
  • The building design included rose brick outer walls two feet thick, crenelated towers and mullioned windows.
  • crenelated granite formations make up sheer palisade cliffs that dominate the park's scenery.
British Dictionary definitions for crenelated

crenellated

/ˈkrɛnɪˌleɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
having battlements
2.
(of a moulding, etc) having square indentations
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Word Origin and History for crenelated
adj.

1823, past participle adjective from crenelate.

crenelate

v.

early 14c., from French créneler, from crénelé (12c.); see crenel. Sometimes also crenellate; the double -l- seems to be from a presumed Latin *crenella as a diminutive of crena. Related: Crenelated (1823), also crenellated; crenellation (1849). Earlier formes of the past participle adjective included carneled.

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