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Pronunciation:  'batlmunt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns

BATTLEMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: crenelation, crenellation
 See Also: bulwark, crenel, crenelle, fort, fortress, merlon, rampart, wall



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bat"tle*ment\ (-ment), n. [OE. batelment; cf. OF.
bataillement combat, fr. batailler, also OF. bastillier,
bateillier, to fortify. Cf. {Battle}, n., {Bastile},
{Bastion}.] (Arch.)
   (a) One of the solid upright parts of a parapet in ancient
   (b) pl. The whole parapet, consisting of alternate solids
       and open spaces. At first purely a military feature,
       afterwards copied on a smaller scale with decorative
       features, as for churches.

Easton Bible Dictionary

a parapet wall or balustrade surrounding the flat roofs of the houses, required to be built by a special law (Deut. 22:8). In Jer. 5:10, it denotes the parapet of a city wall.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abatis, advanced work, balistraria, bank, banquette, barbed-wire entanglement, barbican, barricade, barrier, bartizan, bastion, breastwork, bulwark, casemate, castellation, cheval-de-frise, circumvallation, contravallation, counterscarp, crenel, curtain, demibastion, dike, drawbridge, earthwork, embrasure, enclosure, entanglement, escarp, escarpment, fence, fieldwork, fortalice, fortification, glacis, loophole, lunette, machicolation, mantelet, merlon, mound, outwork, palisade, parados, parapet, portcullis, postern gate, rampart, ravelin, redan, redoubt, sally port, scarp, sconce, stockade, tenaille, vallation, vallum, work