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  1. Architecture. built like a castle, especially with turrets and battlements.
  2. having many castles.
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Origin of castellated

< Medieval Latin castellāt(us) (see castle, -ate1) + -ed2
Related formscas·tel·la·tion, noun
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Historical Examples of castellation

  • 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

  • The angles of the castellation of the various walls shut out the tops of the other hills or mounds on every side.

British Dictionary definitions for castellation


  1. having turrets and battlements, like a castle
  2. having indentations similar to battlementsa castellated nut; a castellated filament
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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 castellation



"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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