Battlement vs Barmkin - What's the difference?

battlement | barmkin |


As nouns the difference between battlement and barmkin

is that battlement is in fortification: an indented parapet, formed by a series of rising members called cops or merlons, separated by openings called crenelles or embrasures, the soldier sheltering himself behind the merlon while he fires through the embrasure or through a loophole in the battlement while barmkin is (obsolete) the battlement on the exterior fortification of a castle in northern england and parts of scotland; a barbican.

battlement

Noun

(en noun)
  • In fortification: an indented parapet, formed by a series of rising members called cops or merlons, separated by openings called crenelles or embrasures, the soldier sheltering himself behind the merlon while he fires through the embrasure or through a loophole in the battlement.
  • Any high wall for defense.
  • Derived terms

    * battlemented

    Synonyms

    * crenellation

    References

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    barmkin

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia barmkin) (en noun)
  • (obsolete) The battlement on the exterior fortification of a castle in northern England and parts of Scotland; a barbican.