Associations to the word «Machicolation»

Wiktionary

MACHICOLATION, noun. An opening between corbels that support a projecting parapet; an opening in the floor of a gallery or the roof of a portal, from which missiles can be shot or dropped upon assailants attacking the base of the walls; the construction of such defenses.
MACHICOLATION, noun. The act of discharging missiles or pouring burning or melted substances upon assailants through such apertures.

Dictionary definition

MACHICOLATION, noun. A projecting parapet supported by corbels on a medieval castle; has openings through which stones or boiling water could be dropped on an enemy.

Wise words

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