AskDefine | Define castellated

Dictionary Definition

castellated adj : (of a building) having turrets and battlements in the style of a castle [syn: battlemented, castled, crenelated, crenellated]

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English

Etymology

From Latin castellum "castle".

Adjective

  1. Like a castle.

Quotations

  • 2004, Colm Toibin, The Master, Picador, paperback edition, page 2
    Finally he walked slowly into a vast Italian space, with towers and castellated roofs, and a sky the colour of dark blue ink, smooth and consistent.

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Castellated may refer to:
  • Crenellation, the name for the distinctive pattern that frames the tops of the walls of many medieval castles.
  • Castellated nut, a nut with notches cut into one end.
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