One of the solid upright parts of a parapet in ancient fortifications.
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.
A narrow wall built along the outer edge of a castle's wall walk to protect the soldiers from attack.
parapet or crenellations in a castle, helpful in protecting the defenders.
A wall or parapet placed on top of a fort with open places for shooting cannon.
a low wall rising above a roof and consisting of alternating solid and open areas. Historically, battlements were defensive features of fortresses; later they were used as decorative features on Gothic and Gothic Revival style buildings.
Narrow wall, consisting of Merlons alternating with Embrasures, built along the outer edge of the wall walk to protect the defenders against attack. See also Crenellate.
An alternately high and low parapet at the top of a wall, for the defence of a building.
a parapet built with indentations for defense or decoration.
a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
a sloping ramp by which a wall may be surmounted
upper works of a castle or tower.
a fortified parapet in which the upstanding pieces are called merlons, while the indentations are the embrasures or crenels.
Top part of a stone wall, consisting of merlons and crenels.
Parapet with indentations or embrasures, with raised portions (merlons) between; crenelations; a narrow wall built along the outer edge of the wall walk for protection against attack.
An intermittent wall built on an allure to help archers from being attacked.
Indented parapet on top of a wall, particularly of a castle, providing protection to defenders and (at the indents or crenels or embrasures) positions for them to fire on assailants; battlemented adj.
A parapet with alternating openings and raised sections (merlons), used here on castle towers for defence purposes. Evidence suggests that it was first used by the Muslims before Europe adopted it after the Crusades.
A parapet, with crenelation, atop a fortress wall, from which defenders could fire down on attacking troops.
A notched parapet, originally intended for defense; the notches are called battlements or crenellations. Hence a battlemented parapet is also known as a crenellated parapet.
embattled parapets have regular indentations crenelated as in a castle wall
The classic castle parapet (a narrow wall built along the outer edge of a wall walk for protection) with up and down crenelations or battlements. The gaps are called embrasures and the raised portions are called merlons. The embrasures allowed the defenders to fire down on the attackers whilst getting protection from the merlons.
A battlement, (also called a crenellation) in defensive architecture such as that of city walls or castles, comprises a parapet (i.e. a short wall), in which portions have been cut out at intervals to allow the discharge of arrows or other missiles. These cut-out portions form crenels (also known as carnels, embrasures, loops or wheelers). The solid widths between the crenels are called merlons (also called cops or kneelers).