Word:

Machicolation

Mach`i`co`la´tion
n.1.
1.(Mil. Arch.) An opening between the corbels which support a projecting parapet, or in the floor of a gallery or the roof of a portal, for shooting or dropping missiles upon assailants attacking the base of the walls. Also, the construction of such defenses, in general, when of this character. See Illusts. of Battlement and Castle.
2.The act of discharging missiles or pouring burning or melted substances upon assailants through such apertures.
Noun1.Machicolationmachicolation - a projecting parapet supported by corbels on a medieval castle; has openings through which stones or boiling water could be dropped on an enemy
breastwork, machicolate, parapet
Browse
Mach
Mach Interface Generator
mach number
Machaeranthera
Machaeranthera bigelovii
Machaeranthera tanacetifolia
Machaeranthera tortifoloia
Machaerodus
Machete
Machiavelian
Machiavelism
Machiavelli
Machiavellian
Machiavellianism
machicolate
Machicolated
-- Machicolation --
Machicoulis
machilid
Machilidae
machinable
Machinal
Machinate
Machination
Machinator
Machine
machine bolt
machine code
machine cycle
machine gun
machine gunner
machine language
machine learning
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home - Privacy Policy