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Definition of Machicolation
MachicolationMachicolation Mach`i*co*la"tion, n. [Cf. LL. machicolamentum,
machacolladura, F. m[^a]chicolis, m[^a]checoulis; perh. fr.
F. m[`e]che match, combustible matter + OF. coulis, couleis,
flowing, fr. OF. & F. couler to flow. Cf. Match for making
fire, and Cullis.]
1. (Mil. Arch.) 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.
2. The act of discharging missiles or pouring burning or
melted substances upon assailants through such apertures.
Meaning of Machicolation from wikipedia
- A machicolation
(French: mâchicoulis) is a floor opening between
the supporting corbels
of a battlement, through which stones
of Desmond, and dates
from 1446. The Blarney Stone
of the castle. The castle originally dates
1200, when a...
- two or three courses projecting
over one another; those carrying
and French castles
had four courses. In...
off an attacker's charge
with his gait. Machicolations
were stone structures
at the top of the castle protruding
out from the...
- with a projecting wooden platform called
a ****ding or brattice. Stone machicolations performed
function. The introduction
were an improvement
on ****dings, not least because masonry
does not need to be fire-proofed. Machicolations
are also permanent...
- gatehouses, and comprised several
elements: crenellations, ****dings, machicolations
, and loopholes. Crenellation
is the collective
name for alternating...
- m****ive circular bastions
at intervals, with battlements, embrasures, machicolations
courses. Four gates
on its four sides, one...
does not mention
****ding (castles) Machicolation
port Yett Kaufmann
& Kaufmann, p. 61 Historic
- the gate has five battlements. All of these
as well as machicolation
. Unlike other gates
of this Qila, the inner
side of the gate has five...
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