machicolate (usu. as machicolated adj.) furnish (a parapet etc.) with openings between supporting corbels for dropping stones etc. on attackers.
machicolation n.
Etymology: OF machicoler, ult. f. Prov. machacol f. macar crush + col neck

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • machicolate — [mə chik′ə lāt΄] vt. machicolated, machicolating [< ML machicolatus, pp. of machicolare < MFr machicoler < * machicol, machicolation < Prov machacol < macar, to crush, beat (< VL * maccare, to crush) + col, neck: from use of… …   English World dictionary

  • machicolate — /meuh chik euh layt /, v.t., machicolated, machicolating. to provide with machicolations. [1765 75; < ML machecoll(um), a Latinization of MF *machecol lit., (it) breaks (the) neck (from the use of such openings to drop projectiles on an ascending …   Universalium

  • machicolate — verb To furnish with machicolations …   Wiktionary

  • machicolate — mÉ™ tʃɪkÉ™leɪt v. supply or equip with machicolations …   English contemporary dictionary

  • machicolate — ma·chic·o·late …   English syllables

  • Bury Castle — Infobox Historic building caption= name=Bury Castle location town=Bury, Greater Manchester location country=England map type=Greater Manchester latitude=53.593708 longitude= 2.297028 architect= client=Sir Thomas Pilkington engineer= construction… …   Wikipedia

  • kʷel- — I. kʷel 1 Also kʷelə . To revolve, move around, sojourn, dwell. Derivatives include colony, cult, wheel, cyclone, pulley, and bucolic. I. Basic form *kʷel . colony …   Universalium

  • machicolation — /meuh chik euh lay sheuhn/, n. Archit. 1. an opening in the floor between the corbels of a projecting gallery or parapet, as on a wall or in the vault of a passage, through which missiles, molten lead, etc., might be cast upon an enemy beneath. 2 …   Universalium

  • Machecole — Synonym of the verb machicolate , i.e. to add or create machicolations. [< OldFr. machecoller] …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • blaze — Synonyms and related words: Vandyke, arrow, backfire, bake, balefire, be bright, be in heat, beacon, beacon fire, beam, bedazzle, birthmark, blare, blare forth, blast, blaze a trail, blaze abroad, blaze of light, blaze up, blazing light, blazon,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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