- to furnish with crenels or battlements.
Origin of crenelate
Related Wordsgash, cleave, cut, dent, scratch, chisel, incise, nick, score, jag, mill, mark, crimp, scallop, crenelate
Word Origin and History for crenelate
early 14c., from French créneler, from crénelé (12c.); see crenel. Sometimes also crenellate; the double -l- seems to be from a presumed Latin *crenella as a diminutive of crena. Related: Crenelated (1823), also crenellated; crenellation (1849). Earlier formes of the past participle adjective included carneled.