While the ghost of default stalks the battlements, he dithers and spouts soliloquies.
When they reached the summit, Yuza placed him on the battlements.
He began to tear the fur of his cloak and toss it over the battlements.
He sat for hours upon the battlements watching for the first stragglers of the retreat.
But haste ye all, both to the battlements and the gates of the tower works; On!
Ayesha, mounted on a camel, advanced to the walls and harangued those assembled on the battlements.
A shower of stones too from their slingers is coming over our battlements.
It is a noble structure, having ten sides, and a staircase of three hundred steps to the battlements.
The only men at arms on the battlements of Alnwick Castle are of stone.
The besieged, meanwhile, from the battlements, hurled down missiles of every description on the heads of the assailants.
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.