merlon

[ mur-luhn ]
/ ˈmɜr lən /

noun

(in a battlement) the solid part between two crenels.

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Origin of merlon

1695–1705; <French <Italian merlone, augmentative of merlo (in plural, merli battlements) < ?
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British Dictionary definitions for merlon

merlon
/ (ˈmɜːlən) /

noun

fortifications the solid upright section in a crenellated battlement

Word Origin for merlon

C18: from French, from Italian merlone, from merlo battlement
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