battlement /ˈbat(ə)lm(ə)nt/

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I. noun (usu. battlements)

1. a parapet at the top of a wall, especially of a fort or castle, that has regularly spaced squared openings for shooting through.
2. a section of roof enclosed by battlements.

I want to go up on the battlements.
II. derivatives

battlemented /ˈbatlməntɪd /
adjective


– origin late Middle English: from Old French bataillier ‘fortify with movable defence turrets’, possibly related to battle.

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