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machicolation
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 2
1. The act of discharging missiles or pouring burning or melted substances upon assailants through such apertures.
2. An opening between the corbels which support a projecting parapet, or in the floor of a gallery or the roof of a portal, shooting or dropping missiles upen assailants attacking the base of the walls. Also, the construction of such defenses, in general, when of this character. See Illusts. of Battlement and Castle.
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