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Battlement

A parapet having a regular alternation of solid parts and openings, originally for defense, but later used as a decorative motif.
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battlement, embattlement

battlement
1. A fortified parapet with alternate solid parts and openings, termed respectively “merlons” and “embrasures” or “crenels” (hence crenelation). Generally for defense, but employed also as a decorative motif.
2. A roof or platform serving as battle post.
3. A decorative motif having the general shape of a battlement.
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New solid boarded doors to former battlements with new bronze glazed section behind.
Miss Williams brought subtlety and charm to the role in a performance that captured the attention from the minute she appeared in the church in Act One, to the moment she leapt from the battlements at the dramatic climax.
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Workers have restored the amphitheatre, battlements, Albert the Good statue, Way Sculpture and miniature car track and pupils from Framwellgate Moor School helped with ground clearance around the battlements last year as part of Durham Police's community project.
The eight month closure will see the creation of a heritage centre, cafe, new play areas and restoration of the amphitheatre, battlements, Albert the Good statue, Way Sculpture and miniature car track.
YOUNG knights can defend the battlements of a child-sized castle at this attractive and welcoming pub tucked away in the depths of the Vale of Glamorgan.
A gateway leads off The Butts at the side of the property and there are stone steps up to the battlements which surround the property.
They go back to ancient times and were generally wheeled up to the battlements whereby soldiers could mount their attack against fortified defenders.
The Syrian Observatory pointed out that three Free Army fighters were killed in battlements near al-Klassa police station in the city which was taken over by the revolutionists.