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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A projecting parapet supported by corbels on a medieval castle.

Usage examples (5)
  • This wooden story probably formed the bell chamber; the machicolation-like supports still existed in 1781.
  • Of course not, just look at those gigantic windows and lack of machicolation! posted by Carolingian @ 8:14 PM
  • This wall is far more picturesque than that of Siena, being lofty and built of stone, with a machicolation of arches running quite round its top, like a cornice.
  • I saw before me a gloomy stronghold of brick, four-square, and built in the old Italian manner, with battlements at the top, and a small machicolation, little more than for more
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