Definition of battlement in English:

battlement

noun

  • 1A parapet at the top of a wall, usually of a fort or castle, that has regularly spaced, squared openings for shooting through.

    • ‘Seagulls yelped in the distance above the sound of the crashing waves and flew among the turrets and battlements of the dark castle.’
    • ‘There were battlements along the walls, and seven guards at the gate.’
    • ‘She glanced up to the heights of the castle battlements and saw a tall, tawny haired figure upon the uppermost heights.’
    • ‘The form of the minarets, indeed, brings to mind the battlements of Rajput fort rather than the graceful tapering classical Islamic minaret.’
    • ‘I sat in the guard barracks in the outer wall of the castle battlements.’
    • ‘Here, you can see stone cannon balls built into the castle walls, defensive battlements and interior living quarters.’
    • ‘She looked beyond the countless houses to the giant walls topped with battlements and many attaching towers to the dark and wasted dessert plains beyond, her true home.’
    • ‘There lies Minas Tirith, the City of Kings, a vast and elegant city built in seven levels of white stone carved into the hill, each level ringed by a wall with battlements and a gate.’
    • ‘There were massive walls, battlements, towers and huge building units.’
    • ‘Small boys attracted to crumbling walls and shaking battlements care nothing for ‘danger’ signs or security fences.’
    • ‘Her husband altered what was then known as Snape House, turning it into a castle with battlements and a Gothic exterior.’
    • ‘Its walls, towers and battlements are silhouetted against the sky.’
    • ‘Into the side of one slope was lodged a fortress, complete with high walls and battlements.’
    • ‘Although the inner courtyard was destroyed in 1809 by Napoleonic troops, the walls and battlements remain intact and are worth the 15-minute climb it takes to reach them.’
    • ‘The bridge is easily spotted since the towers that hold up the cables on each side of the river loom up like the crenellated battlements of an English castle.’
    • ‘The architecture is Tudor style, complete with turreted parapets, fortified towers, arches and battlements.’
    • ‘Set within five acres of orchard and boasting battlements, parapet walkway, Great Hall and thick stone walls, the tower is perched above Crossford in the beautiful Clyde Valley.’
    • ‘The castle's impressive battlements and tree-shaded gardens offer excellent views over the city and the estuary of the Tagus river.’
    • ‘Others awaited Richard II on the battlements of Chester Castle, or in a glade of Sandiway Forest.’
    • ‘As I kept up a brisk pace along the battlements of the castle, I sunk into my thoughts and was so absorbed that I didn't hear the footsteps coming up behind me.’
    castellation, parapet, rampart, balustrade, wall, bulwark, barbican, bastion
    fortification, breastwork, crenellation, circumvallation, outwork
    vallum
    bartizan
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    1. 1.1A section of roof enclosed by this.
      • ‘Then she mounted the battlement and stood atop the roof, raving.’
      • ‘The roofs even had battlements, were Diago stood now.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French bataillier fortify with movable defense turrets possibly related to battle.

Pronunciation:

battlement

/ˈbadlmənt/