[ kren-l ]
/ ˈkrɛn l /
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any of the open spaces between the merlons of a battlement.
verb (used with object), cren·eled, cren·el·ing or (especially British) cren·elled, cren·el·ling.
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Also cre·nelle [kri-nel]. /krɪˈnɛl/.
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British Dictionary definitions for crenel
/ (ˈkrɛnəl) /
any of a set of openings formed in the top of a wall or parapet and having slanting sides, as in a battlement
another name for crenation
Word Origin for crenel
C15: from Old French, literally: a little notch, from cren notch, from Late Latin crēna
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