crenelate

[ kren-l-eyt ]
/ ˈkrɛn lˌeɪt /
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verb (used with object), cren·el·at·ed, cren·el·at·ing.

to furnish with crenels or battlements.

adjective

Also especially British, cren·el·late.

Origin of crenelate

1815–25; < French crénel(er) to crenelate (see crenel) + -ate1

Related forms

cren·el·a·tion; especially British, cren·el·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for crenellate

crenellate

US crenelate

/ (ˈkrɛnɪˌleɪt) /

verb (tr)

to supply with battlements
to form square indentations in (a moulding, etc)

Derived Forms

crenellation or US crenelation, noun

Word Origin for crenellate

C19: from Old French creneler, from crenel
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