Monday, August 24, 2009

Medieval Word of the Day

Here's a threefer for Monday, since all of these kind of go together.

Crenels: the gap or notch between two merlons on the castle wall
Crenellation: a wall with gaps for firing arrows, etc.
Battlements: the crenellated top of a castle wall

See illustration under merlon to find the crenels, crenallation, and battlements.

1 comment:

Nichole Giles said...

Interesting useful words! Thanks.