(מִעֲקֶה, maakeh', a ledge; Sept. στεφάνη), a balustrade or wall surrounding the flat roofs of Oriental houses, SEE HOUSE, required by special enactment as a protection against accidents (De 22:8). In Jer 5:10, for (נֵעַישׁוֹת, neishoth', tendrils; Sept. ὑποστηρίγματα), the parapet of a city wall; and so for ἔπαλξις in Ecclesiasticus 9:13.

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Definition of battlement

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