سقاطات

English translation: machicolation

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Arabic term or phrase:سقاطات
English translation:machicolation
Entered by: Saleh Dardeer

09:11 Dec 14, 2010
Arabic to English translations [PRO]
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Arabic term or phrase: سقاطات
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machicolation
Explanation:
السقاطة في المصطلح الاثري: هي عبارة عن شرفة بارزة فوق بوابة قلعة أو حصن أو مدينة كان من المعتاد أن تزود بفتحة كبيرة في ارضيتها لإلقاء الأحجار والسهام والمواد الحارقة كالزيت المغلي ونحوه على المهاجمين للبوابة في حالة الحرب أو الحصار العسكري.
http://uaesm.maktoob.com/vb/uae84503/

A machicolation is a floor opening between the supporting corbels of a battlement, through which stones could be dropped on attackers at the base of a defensive wall. The design was developed in the Middle Ages when the Norman crusaders returned.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machicolation
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Machicoulis
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machicolation


Explanation:
السقاطة في المصطلح الاثري: هي عبارة عن شرفة بارزة فوق بوابة قلعة أو حصن أو مدينة كان من المعتاد أن تزود بفتحة كبيرة في ارضيتها لإلقاء الأحجار والسهام والمواد الحارقة كالزيت المغلي ونحوه على المهاجمين للبوابة في حالة الحرب أو الحصار العسكري.
http://uaesm.maktoob.com/vb/uae84503/

A machicolation is a floor opening between the supporting corbels of a battlement, through which stones could be dropped on attackers at the base of a defensive wall. The design was developed in the Middle Ages when the Norman crusaders returned.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machicolation

Saleh Dardeer
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Local time: 15:00
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  baligh: brilliantly put!
5 mins

agree  marwa_adam
43 mins

agree  Muhammad Assayed
1 hr

agree  Nadia Ayoub: or machicoulis
1 hr

agree  Lina SM
1 hr

agree  Amira A Wahab
4 hrs

agree  Linah Ababneh (X)
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Reference: Machicoulis

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Nadia Ayoub
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