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castellated

[kas-tl-ey-tid] /ˈkæs tlˌeɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
Architecture. built like a castle, especially with turrets and battlements.
2.
having many castles.
Origin of castellated
< Medieval Latin castellāt(us) (see castle, -ate1) + -ed2
Related forms
castellation, noun
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  • The angles of the castellation of the various walls shut out the tops of the other hills or mounds on every side.

  • As the picture of it shows very well, the approach was managed beautifully and the effect of castellation very well secured.

    The Century of Columbus James J. Walsh
British Dictionary definitions for castellation

castellated

/ˈkæstɪˌleɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
having turrets and battlements, like a castle
2.
having indentations similar to battlements: a castellated nut, a castellated filament
Derived Forms
castellation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin castellātus, from castellāre to fortify as a castle
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Word Origin and History for castellation

castellated

adj.

"furnished with turrets and battlements," 1670s, from Medieval Latin castellatus "built like a castle," past participle of castellare "to fortify as a castle," from Latin castellum "fort" (see castle (n.)). Related: Castellation.

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