Results for machicolation

Definitions of machicolation:

part of speech: noun

( arch.) A projecting parapet with apertures for pouring molten substances upon assailants.

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A machine for raising water in large quantities; a wheel moved by water, and employed to set machinery in motion- overshot, when the water acts on the wheel from above- undershot, when the water acts below on the lower part of the wheel- rim- breast, when the water acts on a part of the wheel- rim near the axis. ...

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