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Castles (A to Z level Q)

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battering ram
a reinforced log with a metal head used to break down a castle's gates
catapult
a weapon used to hurl objects over castle walls
commoner
a person without noble rank
crenelations
the squared-off "teeth" on the upper portion of a medieval castle wall, designed to protect the defenders
keep
the central tower or building in a castle
moat
a deep, wide ditch around a castle, often filled with water
mott and bailey
early cstle made up of a large, fenced-inarea (bailey) surrounding a tall hill (mott) tht often had a tower
noble
a person of the ruling class, below the king
palisade
a spiked wooden wall built around the bailey of a castle
peasants
the lowest class of people
trebuchet
a large slingshot-like weapon used to throw rocks or other objects during a siege
turrets
castle towers