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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Battlement \Bat"tle*ment\ (-ment), n. [OE. batelment; cf. OF.
     bataillement combat, fr. batailler, also OF. bastillier,
     bateillier, to fortify. Cf. {Battle}, n., {Bastile},
     {Bastion}.] (Arch.)
     (a) One of the solid upright parts of a parapet in ancient
         fortifications.


     (b) 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.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  battlement
       n : a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps
           for firing arrows or guns [syn: {crenelation}, {crenellation}]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "battlement":
     abatis, advanced work, balistraria, bank, banquette,
     barbed-wire entanglement, barbican, barricade, barrier, bartizan,
     bastion, breastwork, bulwark, casemate, castellation,
     cheval-de-frise, circumvallation, contravallation, counterscarp,
     crenel, curtain, demibastion, dike, drawbridge, earthwork,
     embrasure, enclosure, entanglement, escarp, escarpment, fence,
     fieldwork, fortalice, fortification, glacis, loophole, lunette,
     machicolation, mantelet, merlon, mound, outwork, palisade, parados,
     parapet, portcullis, postern gate, rampart, ravelin, redan,
     redoubt, sally port, scarp, sconce, stockade, tenaille, vallation,
     vallum, work
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:

  Battlement
     a parapet wall or balustrade surrounding the flat roofs of the
     houses, required to be built by a special law (Deut. 22:8). In
     Jer. 5:10, it denotes the parapet of a city wall.
     

















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