The white represents silver or "argent," the fesse is the band going across. It is gules or red and its shape is called battlement. "Argent, a Fesse Embattled Gules." -Whitney, 1911

Battlement

The white represents silver or "argent," the fesse is the band going across. It is gules or red and…

Battlements are indentations on the top of a parapet or wall, first used in fortifications, and afterwards applied to churches and other buildings for ornaments.

Battlement

Battlements are indentations on the top of a parapet or wall, first used in fortifications, and afterwards…

Battlements are indentations on the top of a parapet or wall, first used in fortifications, and afterwards applied to churches and other buildings for ornaments.

Battlement

Battlements are indentations on the top of a parapet or wall, first used in fortifications, and afterwards…

Battlements are indentations on the top of a parapet or wall, first used in fortifications, and afterwards applied to churches and other buildings for ornaments.

Battlement

Battlements are indentations on the top of a parapet or wall, first used in fortifications, and afterwards…

"An indented parapet, formed by a series of rising parts called cops or merlons, separated by openings called crenelles or embrasures. Originally military, they are now used in buildings for ornament." — Williams, 1889

Battlement

"An indented parapet, formed by a series of rising parts called cops or merlons, separated by openings…

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. A machicolated battlement projects outwards from the supporting wall in order to facilitate this.

Machicolation

A machicolation is a floor opening between the supporting corbels of a battlement, through which stones…

"In architecture, a molding indented like a battlement." -Whitney, 1911

Embattled Molding

"In architecture, a molding indented like a battlement." -Whitney, 1911