Definition of King of the Castle in English:

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King of the Castle


[mass noun] British
A children’s game in which the object is to beat one’s rivals to an elevated position at the top of a mound or other high place.
Example sentences
  • Next we played ‘King of the Castle’, but Pixie won, so it was ‘Ginger Queen of the Castle’ instead.
  • I went up there with my grand daughter (she's such a little trooper) and we played ‘King of the Castle’ when we reached the peak, surveying our kingdom spread out around us.

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