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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Battlement  \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 
  fortifications. 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  battlement 
  n  :  a  rampart  built  around  the  top  of  a  castle  with  regular  gaps 
  for  firing  arrows  or  guns  [syn:  {crenelation},  {crenellation}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Battlement 
  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. 
 




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