AskDefine | Define machicolate

Dictionary Definition

machicolate v : supply with projecting galleries; "machicolate the castle walls"

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English

Etymology

From Medieval Latin machicolātus, past participle of machicolāre, from Old French machicoller, from machicolleis, machicolation, from Old Provençal machacol, from macar, to crush + col, neck.

Verb

  1. To furnish with machicolations.

Derived terms

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