Definition of castellations in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkas(t)əˈlāSH(ə)nz/

plural noun

1Defensive or decorative parapets with regularly spaced notches; battlements.
Example sentences
  • Despite its faux castellations, it's not a castle at all, it's a lavish high-rise.
  • The old ruined turret and battlements (castellation) of Brittas House could offer a point of interest which could be exploited but access, etc needs to be addressed.
  • With its deep-set windows and the ivy that snaked its way up most of the walls and wound itself around the castellation at the top, the mansion gave an air of enclosure and suffocation.
1.1 (castellation) The use or building of defensive or decorative parapets.


Early 19th century: based on medieval Latin castellare 'to build castles', from castellum (see castle).

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Syllabification: cas·tel·la·tions

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