furnished with crenelations, as a parapet or molding, in the manner of a battlement.
Also, especially British, crenellated.

1815–25; crenelate + -ed2 Unabridged


verb (used with object), crenelated, crenelating.
to furnish with crenels or battlements.
Also, especially British, crenellate.

1815–25; < French crénel(er) to crenelate (see crenel) + -ate1

crenelation; especially British, crenellation, noun Unabridged
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crenellated or (US) crenelated (ˈkrɛnɪˌleɪtɪd)
1.  having battlements
2.  (of a moulding, etc) having square indentations
crenelated or (US) crenelated

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Word Origin & History

early 14c., from Fr. créneler, from crénelé (12c.); see crenel. Sometimes also crenellate; the double -l- seems to be from a presumed L. *crenella, dim. of crena. Related: Crenelated (1823), also crenellated; crenellation (1849). Earlier formes of the pp. adj. included carneled.
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Example sentences
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.
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