The definition of a battlement is the design at the top of old castle walls that looks like upside down teeth and is used to allow space for archers or sharpshooters to fire at intruders.noun
An example of a battlement is the stone architecture seen atop a medieval watchtower.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a parapet with open spaces for shooting, built on top of a castle wall, tower, or fort
- an architectural decoration like this
Origin: ME batelment < OFr bataillier, to fortify < bataille, fortification on a wall or tower < ? VL *battacula, place of battle < battere, batter
- battlemented adjective
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Origin: Middle English batelment, alteration (influenced by batel, battle) of Old French batillement, tower, turret, from bastille; see bastille.
- batˈtle·mentˌed adjective