Definition of castellated in US English:



  • 1Having battlements.

    ‘a castellated tower’
    • ‘Through arched doors and lead-framed casements appear bridged lanes and castellated walls.’
    • ‘Its original castellated red walls, souks and the backdrop of the Atlas mountains to the north are exactly what its inhabitants have been surrounded with for centuries.’
    • ‘Its castellated brown walls and four towers stood guard over a dry moat that could be flooded from the cisterns in case of an attack.’
    • ‘The Folly, overlooking the lovely village of Hambledon, in Hampshire, is Victorian, listed and distinctly odd: a castellated three-storey tower sitting on its own at the bottom of somebody's garden.’
    • ‘An ornamental doocot was built in a corner of the garden, and a castellated tower added a refined pedigree to the old sawmill.’
    • ‘The church has imposing steps leading up to the main door and an unusual square tower surmounted by a round, castellated tower.’
    • ‘I believe that development permitted by the approved plans, that had been erected to half the final height of the wall, would probably have had a castellated profile. These walls have horizontal copings without undulations.’
    • ‘Gothic was often combined with castellated forms and merged into the ‘Tudor-Gothic’ of the early 19th century.’
    • ‘Its walls stand five-foot thick, the building is three storeys high with small castellated towers sticking out at the tops of each corner of the building.’
    • ‘The early 20th century dam is a splendid structure, with ten overflow arches and a castellated valve tower.’
    • ‘The castellated gatehouse of Kepwick Hall gives an estate flavour, and there's a car park near the arts and crafts-influenced church.’
    • ‘Ambitious plans to revive the 18th century park include restoring the great lost lake, which lay at the bottom of the lawn, the castellated dam wall, ornamental garden, ice house, paths and vistas.’
    • ‘Two tours on Saturday will take visitors along the great castellated dam wall and beneath it on an ancient public thoroughfare.’
    • ‘When his dominions were half depopulated, he summoned to his presence a thousand hale and light-hearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court, and with these retired to the deep seclusion of one of his castellated abbeys.’
    • ‘Mary Stuart took tea there, but today the tone is set by a comical concrete grain-silo only yards away, much the same colour as the old tower and castellated to match.’
    • ‘It was Elizabethan in style; walls of grey stone, castellated, well covered in ivy, ornamental trees decorating its lawns.’
    • ‘The round, castellated tower was an integral part of architect Thomas Hopper's grand design for the castle.’
    • ‘It is a curious construction - a semi-detached castellated mansion.’
    1. 1.1 (of a nut or other mechanical part) having grooves or slots on its upper face.
      • ‘Lastly, multiple foreign objects were found throughout the wing: line caps, castellated nuts, washers, and cotter pins.’


Late 17th century: from medieval Latin castellatus, from Latin castellum (see castle).