Definition of


  1. (noun, shape) one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)
  2. (noun, artifact) a notch or open space between two merlons in a crenelated battlement
  3. (verb, possession) supply with battlements

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Crenel

Derivations: crenelate, crenellate

Hypernyms: curve, curved shape, furnish, provide, render, space, supply

Origin of the word Crenel

  1. "open space on an embattlement," early 14c., from O.Fr. crenel (12c.), apparently a dim. of cren "notch" (see cranny). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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