Meaning of battlement

bat•tle•ment

Pronunciation: (bat'l-munt), [key]
— n.
  1. Often,a parapet or cresting, originally defensive but later usually decorative, consisting of a regular alternation of merlons and crenels; crenelation. Also called
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