transitive verb-·lat·ed, -·lat·ing
Origin of machicolatefrom Medieval Latin machicolatus, past participle of machicolare from Middle French machicoler from an unverified form machicol, machicolation from Provençal 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").