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crenelation, crenelle - A crenelation (from Latin crena, "notch") is a series of indentations or loopholes around the top of a castle, battlement, or wall—with each indentation being a crenelle (or crenel). More...
carf, kerf - A cut or notch in timber is a carf or kerf—which are also used to describe the width of such a cut. More...
dent - As in "notch," it comes from the French word for tooth; its original meaning was "blow, stroke" in general. More...
score - First a notch used to keep count, as on a stick. More...