Then, making one end fast to a merlon, he slid down after her.
Simon pulled on one end of the rope, and it snaked around the merlon and came rippling down to him.
The same is also found in Italian battlements, where the merlon is of much greater height and is capped in a peculiar fashion.
Friar Jerome, armed with an enormous mace, mounted on a merlon, felled all who came within his reach.
"solid part of a battlement," 1704, from French merlon (17c.), from Italian merlone, augmentative of merlo "battlement," perhaps a contraction of mergola, diminutive of Latin mergae "two-pronged pitchfork."