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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Machicolation

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MACHICOLATION (from Fr. machicoulis ), an opening between a wall and a parapet, formed by corbelling out the latter, so that the defenders might throw down stones, melted lead, &c., upon assailants below.


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Machicolation'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/m/machicolation.html. 1910.

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