- Present participle of machicolate.
Variant of machicolate
transitive verbmachicolated, machicolating
to put machicolations in (a parapet, etc.)
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