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(1):

(n.) One of the solid upright parts of a parapet in ancient fortifications.

(2):

(n.) pl. The whole parapet, consisting of alternate solids and open spaces. At first purely a military feature, afterwards copied on a smaller scale with decorative features, as for churches.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Battlement'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/b/battlement.html. 1828.

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