Origin of crenelated
verb (used with object), cren·el·at·ed, cren·el·at·ing.
Origin of crenelate
Examples from the Web for crenelated
A multitude of domes and crenelated walls grew into immense proportions beneath the boundless light.The Goddess of Atvatabar|William R. Bradshaw
Dawn soon appeared; its early glimmer lighted the horizon and set off the outlines of the crenelated Bourgogne Gate.The Executioner's Knife|Eugne Sue
Often mists from the Elbe rose mystically to engarland the crenelated castles here and there on the heights.Villa Elsa|Stuart Henry
The crenelated battlements were transformed into mere parapets, the chemins de ronde into terraces and hanging gardens.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car|Francis Miltoun
Between the circles the ducks are repeated, facing a shield enriched with rows of the crenelated pattern surmounted by a vine.Needlework As Art|Marian Alford
1823, past participle adjective from 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.