machicolate

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English[edit]

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Parapets at Newark Castle, Port Glasgow, supported on decorative machicolation.

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

machicolate ‎(third-person singular simple present machicolates, present participle machicolating, simple past and past participle machicolated)

  1. To furnish with machicolations.

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