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MACHICOLATION (from Fr. machicoulis)

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 237 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MACHICOLATION (from Fr. machicoulis), an opening between a wall and a parapet, formed by corbelling out the latter, so that the defenders might throw down stones, melted lead, &c., upon assailants below.
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