Meaning of machicolation
Pronunciation: (mu-chik"u-lā'shun), [key]
— n. Archit.
- an opening in the floor between the corbels of a projecting gallery or parapet, as on a wall or in the vault of a passage, through which missiles, molten lead, etc., might be cast upon an enemy beneath.
- a projecting gallery or parapet with such openings.
- machicolation (Thesaurus)