Machicolate meaning

mə-chĭkə-lāt
To provide or furnish with machicolations.
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To put machicolations in (a parapet, etc.)
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To furnish with machicolations.
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Origin of machicolate

  • 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 kwel-1 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin machicolātus, perfect participle of machicolāre, from Old French machicoller, from machicolleis (“machicolation"), from Old Provençal machacol, from macar (“to crush") + col (“neck").

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