machicolate[mə c̸hik′ə lāt′]
machicolate definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Midieval 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) plush col, neck: from use of machicolations for dropping stones, and the like
machicolate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb ma·chic·o·lat·ed, ma·chic·o·lat·ing, ma·chic·o·lates
Origin: Medieval 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).