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Adjective: embattled  im'ba-t(u)ld or em'ba-t(u)ld
  1. Prepared for battle
    "an embattled city"
  2. Having or resembling repeated square indentations like those in a battlement
    "Even the embattled position may become fatal to the defender's King";
    - battlemented, castled, castellated
Verb: embattle  im'ba-t(u)l or em'ba-t(u)l
  1. Fortify by furnishing with battlements for defence
    "an embattled castle"
  2. Prepare for battle or conflict

See also: fancy, prepared

Type of: devise, fort, fortify, get up, machinate, organise [Brit], organize, prepare

Encyclopedia: Embattled