At this spectacle Banfy's face suddenly glowed; he thought he saw a woman's figure on the battlement of the tower.
She bent over the battlement, stooped her face towards me, and kissed me on the mouth.
In another moment, two Biscayan grenadiers held the Basha between their weapons and the pinnacle of the battlement.
Moat and battlement grimace but faintly from behind their ornaments.
Right at the crown of the battlement stood a figure in armor, and behind the bulwark was the noise of struggle.
We lean on the battlement, long since dismantled, and gaze beneath us.
A park was there—a park set up on edge, as it were, with steps leading to a battlement at the top.
For that we must go to the Castle ruin that crowns Lewes as with a battlement.
They hoisted, and dame Eleanor very soon showed her face at the battlement; all hands lifted her to the arms of her husband.
Upon a knoll was a small square building with a battlement round it.
early 14c., from Old French bataillement, earlier bastillement "fortification," from bastillier "to fortify, to equip with battlements," from bastille "fortress, tower" (see bastion). The raised parts are cops or merlons; the indentations are embrasures or crenelles.
a parapet wall or balustrade surrounding the flat roofs of the houses, required to be built by a special law (Deut. 22:8). In Jer. 5:10, it denotes the parapet of a city wall.