Any of the upright projections between the embrasures of a battlement, originally for archers to shield behind while shooting arrows over the embrasures, or through loopholes in the merlons.
(physics) Either of the pair of entities that together make up an instanton
One of the solid parts of a battlemented parapet; a battlement. See Illust. of Battlement.
(entomology) A sclerite on the side of the thorax of an insect, above the coxae of the mid and hind legs.
a solid section between two crenels in a crenelated battlement
A merlon is the solid upright section of a battlement (a crenellated parapet) in medieval architecture or fortifications. Merlons are sometimes pierced by narrow, vertical embrasures or slits designed for observation and fire.