- 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
Examples from the Web for crenellated
Historical Examples of crenellated
It is proposed to connect it by a crenellated wall with the main work.The Life of Gordon, Volume I
Demetrius Charles Boulger
This inclosure is protected by crenellated walls and surrounded by a moat.Somerset
G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
But I stayed not to look at these, nor at the long sweep of the enclosure, crenellated and pavilioned.
In order to avoid crossing the centre of the town, they followed the crenellated wall by an almost deserted road.
Within an easy half-days ride from X. lie the cliffs of Chipipi, rising in crenellated tiers from the winding river at their base.Unexplored Spain
- having battlements
- (of a moulding, etc) having square indentations
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.
1823, past participle adjective from crenelate.