Architecture. built like a castle, especially with turrets and battlements.
having many castles.

Origin of castellated

< Medieval Latin castellāt(us) (see castle, -ate1) + -ed2
Related formscas·tel·la·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for castellated

Historical Examples of castellated

  • I have been much impressed by your great knowledge of castellated architecture.

    A Laodicean

    Thomas Hardy

  • The feldspars are lath-shaped, often with castellated terminations.

  • Mount Prospect was a large, castellated modern building of stone.

  • That, as you may have heard, is a circular building with a castellated top.

    Cleek of Scotland Yard

    Thomas W. Hanshew

  • Its vertical-walled gullies, its cliffs, its castellated ridges are like none other.

    The Alps

    Martin Conway

British Dictionary definitions for castellated



having turrets and battlements, like a castle
having indentations similar to battlementsa castellated nut; a castellated filament
Derived Formscastellation, noun

Word Origin for castellated

C17: from Medieval Latin castellātus, from castellāre to fortify as a castle
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Word Origin and History for castellated

"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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