crenel

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From Old French crenel ( > modern French créneau), diminutive of cren (notch).

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crenel (plural crenels)

  1. The space between merlons in a crenelated battlement.
    • 2000, George RR Martin, A Storm of Swords, Bantam 2011, p. 44:
      They would wake Lord Bolton and search Harrenhal from crenel to cellar, and when they did they would find the map and the dagger missing […].

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