machicolate[mə c̸hik′ə lāt′]
transitive verbmachicolated, machicolating
Origin of machicolate; from Medieval Latin machicolatus, past participle of machicolare ; from Middle French machicoler ; from an unverified form machicol, machicolation ; from ProvenÃ§al machacol ; from macar, to crush, beat (; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form maccare, to crush) + col, neck: from use of machicolations for dropping stones, and the like
transitive verbma·chic·o·lat·ed, ma·chic·o·lat·ing, ma·chic·o·lates
Origin of machicolateMedieval Latin machicolāre, machicolāt-, from Old French machicoller, from machicoleis, machicolation, from Old Provençal machacol : macar, to crush (from Vulgar Latin *maccāre) + col, neck (from Latin collum; see kwel-1 in Indo-European roots).
(third-person singular simple present machicolates, present participle machicolating, simple past and past participle machicolated)
- To furnish with machicolations.
From Medieval Latin machicolÄtus, perfect participle of machicolÄre, from Old French machicoller, from machicolleis (“machicolation"), from Old ProvenÃ§al machacol, from macar (“to crush") + col (“neck").