[ kren-l-eyt ]
/ ˈkrɛn lˌeɪt /
verb (used with object), cren·el·at·ed, cren·el·at·ing.
to furnish with crenels or battlements.
Also especially British, cren·el·late.
Related formscren·el·a·tion; especially British, cren·el·la·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for crenellate
In medieval times no one could “crenellate” a building without special licence from his supreme lord.
A licence to crenellate mansum infra manerium suum was granted by Edward II.A Pair of Blue Eyes|Thomas Hardy
British Dictionary definitions for crenellate
/ (ˈkrɛnɪˌleɪt) /
to supply with battlements
to form square indentations in (a moulding, etc)
Derived Formscrenellation or US crenelation, noun
Word Origin for crenellate
C19: from Old French creneler, from crenel
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