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 castle castle

noun

  • () a large and stately mansion  ( castle, palace )
    a large and stately mansion
  • () a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack  ( castle )
    a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack
  • interchanging the positions of the king and a rook  ( castle, castling )
    interchanging the positions of the king and a rook
  • (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard  ( castle, rook )
    (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
  • verb

  • move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king  ( castle )
    move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king