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Meaning of "merlon" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MERLON

From French, from Italian merlone, from merlo battlement.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MERLON

merlon  [ˈmɜːlən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MERLON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Merlon is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MERLON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

merlon

Merlon

A merlon is the solid upright section of a battlement or crenellated parapet in medieval architecture or fortifications. Merlons are sometimes pierced by narrow, vertical embrasures or slits designed for observation and fire. The space between two merlons is called a crenel, and a succession of merlons and crenels is a crenellation. Crenels designed in later eras, for use by cannons, were called embrasures.

Definition of merlon in the English dictionary

The definition of merlon in the dictionary is the solid upright section in a crenellated battlement.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MERLON


chapfallen
ˈtʃæpˌfɔːlən
chopfallen
ˈtʃɒpˌfɔːlən
crestfallen
ˈkrɛstˌfɔːlən
doolan
ˈduːlən
downfallen
ˈdaʊnˌfɔːlən
fallen
ˈfɔːlən
Guatemalan
ˌɡwɑːtəˈmɑːlən
hallan
ˈhɔːlən
murlain
ˈmɜːlən
Nordrhein-Westfalen
ˈnɔrtrainvɛstˈfaːlən
pratfallen
ˈprætˌfɔːlən
unfallen
ʌnˈfɔːlən
urodelan
ˌjʊərəʊˈdiːlən
Westfalen
vɛstˈfaːlən
windfallen
ˈwɪndˌfɔːlən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MERLON

meritoriousness
merits
merk
Merkel
merkin
merl
merle
Merleau-Ponty
merlin
merling
Merlot
mermaid
mermaid´s purse
merman
mermen
meroblastic
meroblastically
merocrine
merogeneses
merogenesis

WORDS THAT END LIKE MERLON

Arlon
Avalon
Babylon
ballon
beauty salon
colon
gallon
hair salon
Languedoc-Roussillon
melon
Miquelon
nylon
Orlon
papillon
Roussillon
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
salon
talon
triathlon
watermelon

Synonyms and antonyms of merlon in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «merlon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MERLON

Find out the translation of merlon to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of merlon from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «merlon» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

merlon
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

merlon
570 millions of speakers

English

merlon
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कंगूरा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشرافة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

зубец
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

merlon
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

merlon
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

merlon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Meron
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zinne
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

マーロン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

merlon
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Merong
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

merlon
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஞாயிலிடை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मर्लोन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mazgallar arasındaki siper
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

merlo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

blank
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зубець
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

merlon
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κοχλιοτομημένων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

merlon
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

merlon
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Merlon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of merlon

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MERLON»

The term «merlon» is regularly used and occupies the 93.478 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MERLON» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «merlon» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «merlon» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about merlon

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MERLON»

Discover the use of merlon in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to merlon and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Toxic Substances Control Act: Trademarks and Product Names ...
... 5730 Makrolon 5905 Merlon Merlon AL Merlon M-39 Merlon M-39-R Merlon M- 39 F Merlon M-39 RF Merlon M-39 RU Merlon M-40 Merlon M-40 F Merlon M-40 R Merlon M-40 RF Merlon M-40 RU Merlon M-50 Merlon M-50 F Merlon M-50 R ...
United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Toxic Substances, 1979
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Welsh Settlement of Pennsylvania
... 162 Seating land, 334 Seeing Penn praying, 576 Selecting a help-meet, 522 Sensational, fictitious letter about Penn, 186 "Servants," 259 Servant's certificate, 87, 261 "Servants" in Merlon, 261 Servants' land, 128, 259 Servants' references,  ...
Charles H. Browning, 2009
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Index Universalis Multilingualis: Deutsch - Französisch - ...
... 10/162 merlon - merulus / moerus / pinnaculum Zinne / Schartenpfeiler / Windberg / Zinnenberg / Zinnenzahn - merlon, 1/129; 7/173 merlon à archère - merlon with arrowslit - Schartenzinne, 1/130 merlon à chaperon - merlon topped with a ...
K. G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Company, Walter De Gruyter, 2003
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Papers on Subjects Connected with the Duties of the Corps of ...
Report on an Experiment made 6th April, 1859, in Breaching a Merlon of Masonry constructed in 1854, at Europa Point, Gibraltar.Communicated by LIEUT . COLONEL OWEN, C.B., R.E. The merlon was in Woodford's flank, distant 190 yards ...
Great Britain. Corps of Royal Engineers, 1860
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Papers on Subjects Connected with the Duties of the Corps of ...
A 13-inch shell loaded with 11 J lbs. of L.G. powder was buried in the end merlon of an elevated battery, the line of least resistance being 4' 6", as shown in Plate 1. The charge was ignited by means of Bickford's fuze, and by its explosion ...
Great Britain. Corps of Royal Engineers, 1855
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Papers on Subjects Connected with the Duties of the Corps of ...
The line of fire was at an angle of 70 degrees to the merlon. The gun was a 68-pr. of 95 cwt., mounted on a carriage* intended for an 8-inch gun, and was fired with a charge of 14 Ibs. of powder. The masonry consisted of squared limestone, ...
Great Britain. Army. Royal Engineers, 1860
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Professional Papers of the Corps of R. Engineers
PAPER VII. RaroaT ox as EXPERIMENT MADE 61']! APRIL, 1869, m Bmcnmos MERLOIE or Masosnv coxsrancren IN 1854, AT Euaora PomT, GIBRALTAR. Conuumcaran BY LIEUT. COLONEL OlVEN, C.B., RE. The merlon was in Woodford's ...
‎1860
8
Rules ... for conducting the practical operations of a siege
The foregoing estimate as to time applied to a parapet without traverses, in which the quantity of earth required for each regular merlon or one-gun portion is about 78 cubic yards. If we suppose a traverse, behind any of the merlons, having 5 ...
Charles William Pasley (sir.), 1829
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Rules, Chiefly Deduced from Experiment, for Conducting the ...
OF THE QUANTITY OF MATERIALS NECESSARY FOR REVETING THE PARAPET OF A SUNKEN GUN BATTERY. First. When the upper part is reveted with Gabions. For^ each Common Merlon, or regular One-gun Portion of the Parapet.
Sir Charles William Pasley, 1841
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Mechanical Fastening of Plastics: An Engineering Handbook
Ultrasonic installation of internally threaded metal inserts and push-in thread - forming fasteners should be good. However, because of the nature of this material. Merlon applications are designed with thin-wall boss thicknesses. Therefore, the ...
Lincoln, 1984

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MERLON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term merlon is used in the context of the following news items.
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3Ws tribute to Watson
Jasper “The Colonel” Watson, the retired senior superintendent who was buried yesterday, will have his name inscribed along with Merlon ... «Nation News, Jul 15»
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iiNet shareholder Merlon Capital's Hamish Carlisle says reject TPG …
Merlon Capital Partners portfolio manager Hamish Carlisle, who is one of iiNet's major shareholders with around 3 per cent of the company, ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
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need2know: Positive sentiment for local open
One of iiNet's biggest shareholders - Merlon Capital's Hamish Carlisle - has called for the rejection of TPG Telecom's $1.56 billion takeover ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
4
Markets Live: ASX extends rally
One of iiNet's biggest shareholders - Merlon Capital's Hamish Carlisle - has called for the rejection of TPG Telecom's $1.56 billion takeover ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
5
equities edge higher, US retail sales disappoint
'iiNet worth more than TPG offer': One of iiNet's biggest shareholders - Merlon Capital's Hamish Carlisle - has called for the rejection of TPG ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
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Markets Live: Bulls take over
One of iiNet's biggest shareholders - Merlon Capital's Hamish Carlisle - has called for the rejection of TPG Telecom's $1.56 billion takeover ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
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Art Nouveau, Travel Scenes, and War Posters at Swann Galleries …
Other striking travel posters include Geo Ham's Monaco, 1948 ($6,000 to $9,000) depicting a racecar speeding in front of merlon-topped stone ... «Fine Books & Collections Magazine, Jul 15»
8
Kelly Khumalo leaves fans yearning for more
DJ Merlon and Mondli Ngcobo were also in top form as they performed Koze Kuse. The talented singer Ngcobo made the performance ... «Mmegi Online, Jun 15»
9
Wawumuhle umcimbi woKhozi FM... kodwa
Ukufingqa nje, bonke abaculi basidlalela into ecokeme ikakhulukazi uSfiso Ncwane, DJ Merlon, Zakes Bantwini, DBN NYTZ nabanye ... «News24, Jun 15»
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Meldon 'Crow' Gibbs
He was born June 4, 1950, in Bangor, the son of Merlon and Gloria (Lavway) Gibbs. He spent his whole life in the trucking industry hauling milk ... «Republican Journal, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Merlon [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/merlon>. Mar 2019 ».
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