Dictionary.com

battlement

[ bat-l-muhnt ]
/ ˈbæt l mənt /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: battlement / battlements on Thesaurus.com

noun
Often battlements. a parapet or cresting, originally defensive but later usually decorative, consisting of a regular alternation of merlons and crenels; crenelation.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also called embattlement.

Origin of battlement

1275–1325; Middle English batelment<Middle French bataille battlement; see -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM battlement

bat·tle·ment·ed [bat-l-men-tid], /ˈbæt lˌmɛn tɪd/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use battlement in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for battlement

battlement
/ (ˈbætəlmənt) /

noun
a parapet or wall with indentations or embrasures, originally for shooting through

Derived forms of battlement

battlemented, adjective

Word Origin for battlement

C14: from Old French batailles, plural of bataille battle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK