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[kas-tl-ey-tid] /ˈkæs tlˌeɪ tɪd/
Architecture. built like a castle, especially with turrets and battlements.
having many castles.
Origin of castellated
< Medieval Latin castellāt(us) (see castle, -ate1) + -ed2
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castellation, noun Unabridged
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  • The exterior and bearing walls are brick, while the roof is pressed metal with castellated cresting and metal ridge finials.
  • Additional striking features are the castellated mounds scattered across the southern portion of this landscape.
  • Both show castellated chambers and towers, one of which is situated at the bottom of the canyon.
  • The shape is typically elongated, microlithic laths often displaying castellated terminations.
  • Presently a cloud appeared in the azure belt, in the form of a castellated city.
  • It was, and still is, a large castellated structure built in spacious grounds.
British Dictionary definitions for castellated


having turrets and battlements, like a castle
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 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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