|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
A parapet wall or balustrade surrounding the flat roofs of the houses, required to be built by a special law (Deuteronomy 22:8). In Jeremiah 5:10, it denotes the parapet of a city wall.
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) One of the solid upright parts of a parapet in ancient fortifications.
2. (n.) pl. The whole parapet, consisting of alternate solids and open spaces. At first purely a military feature, afterwards copied on a smaller scale with decorative features, as for churches.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
See FORTIFICATION; HOUSE.
Battlement (2 Occurrences)
Deuteronomy 22:8 When you build a new house, then you shall make a battlement for your roof, that you don't bring blood on your house, if any man fall from there. (WEB KJV ASV WBS)
Song of Songs 8:9 If she is a wall, we will make on her a strong base of silver; and if she is a door, we will let her be shut up with cedar-wood. (See NAS RSV)