I. noun Etymology: Middle English castel, from Old English, from Old French & Latin; Old French dialect (Norman-Picard) castel, from Latin castellum fortress, diminutive of castrum fortified place; perhaps akin to Latin castrare to castrate Date: before 12th century 1. a. a large fortified building or set of buildings b. a massive or imposing house 2. a retreat safe against intrusion or invasion 3. rook III II. verb (castled; castling) Date: 1587 transitive verb 1. to establish in a castle 2. to move (the chess king) in castling intransitive verb to move a chess king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king

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