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noun 
  1. A large building that is fortified and contains many defences; in previous ages often inhabited by a nobleman or king.
  2. A chess piece shaped like a castle tower which is also called a rook.
  3. (obsolete) A close helmet.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, p. 12,
    • : The was perhaps a figurative name for a close headpiece deduced from its enclosing and defending the head, as a castle did the whole body; or a corruption from the Old French word casquetel, a small or light helmet.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: toren
  • French: tour
  • German: Turm
  • Italian: rocco , torre
    1. Italian, torre
    2. Spanish: torre
verb (castl, ing)
  1. (chess) To perform the move of castling.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: rokeren
  • French: roquer
  • German: rochieren
  • Spanish: enrocarse
Etymology: From Latin castellum, literally little camp, from castrum, camp, from casa, hut or cottage


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