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machicolation

Machicolation is a 13 letter word which starts with the letter M and ends with the letter N for which we found 2 definitions.

Definition
(n.) 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.
(n.) The act of discharging missiles or pouring burning or melted substances upon assailants through such apertures.

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