- furnished with crenelations, as a parapet or molding, in the manner of a battlement.
Origin of crenelated
- to furnish with crenels or battlements.
Origin of crenelate
Related Words for crenelatedbeset, fortified, fighting, prepared, crenelated, separated, torn, broken, rent, cracked, parted, riven, perforated, pierced, cloven, gash, cleave, cut, dent
Examples from the Web for crenelated
Historical Examples of crenelated
The walls are of brick, 22 feet high, and crenelated at the top, where they are 3-1/2 feet broad.Siam
George B. Bacon
The third and outer wall was a crenelated breastwork on the other side of a fosse, of a width of 60 feet.The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay
On the north side are two ranges of crenelated walls and three round towers.The Spell of Switzerland
Nathan Haskell Dole
The house was built in the usual Moorish style; with crenelated walls, flanking towers, and dome-shaped roofs.Mogreb-el-Acksa
R. B. Cunninghame Graham
The wind moaned about the crenelated turrets; sentinels of the Pisans stood everywhere, alert for ambush.The Hill of Venus
Word Origin and History for crenelated
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.