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(US), crenelated
(of a moulding, etc.) having square indentations

crenelated, crenellated

1. Having battlements.
2. Bearing an embattled pattern of repeated indentations.
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Sir William de Caverswall found them useful as the natural source of his moat and won his licence to crenellate the manor house in 1275, building the keep within the bailey.
Knowing his architectural history, he requested the royal go-ahead to crenellate, or fortify, the house, traditionally a right only in the gift of the monarch.
A previous house on the same site was dismantled in the Civil War and prior to that was a medieval, fortified house, awarded a license to crenellate in 1308.