crenelate

[kren-l-eyt]
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

crenelation; especially British, crenellation, noun
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crenelated

[kren-l-ey-tid]
adjective
furnished with crenelations, as a parapet or molding, in the manner of a battlement.
Also, especially British, crenellated.


Origin:
1815–25; crenelate + -ed2

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crenellated or (US) crenelated (ˈkrɛnɪˌleɪtɪd)
 
adj
1.  having battlements
2.  (of a moulding, etc) having square indentations
 
crenelated or (US) crenelated
 
adj

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crenelate
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
Towers could be square or round, with either crenellated tops or conical roofs.
Your red hair: high and crenellated, a rooster's comb.
The tower now terminates in a square profile with crenellated corners.
The substrate has a spiral structure of quasi-concentric tracks, each with a crenellated structure of merlons.
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