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  1. castle

    • IPA[ˈkasəl]

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    • n.
      a large building, typically of the medieval period, fortified against attack with thick walls, battlements, towers, and in many cases a moat;a magnificent and imposing old mansion
    • v.
      make a special move (no more than once in a game by each player) in which the king is transferred from its original square two squares along the back rank toward a rook on its corner square which is then transferred to the square passed over by the king;move (the king) by castling.
    • noun: castle, plural noun: castles

    • verb: castle, 3rd person present: castles, gerund or present participle: castling, past tense: castled, past participle: castled

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    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a large building, typically of the medieval period, fortified against attack with thick walls, battlements, towers, and in many cases a moat:

      Edinburgh Castle

      the crumbling stonework of a ruined castle

    • 2. a magnificent and imposing old mansion:

      Castle Howard

    • 3. old-fashioned term for rook
    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. make a special move (no more than once in a game by each player) in which the king is transferred from its original square two squares along the back rank toward a rook on its corner square which is then transferred to the square passed over by the king:

      both of the players castled on the queenside

    • 2. move (the king) by castling.
    • adj. having a castle:

    • its castled hills and the air of romance

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    • adj. having a castle:

    • its castled hills and the air of romance

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    • n. a grand property owned by a wealthy pastoralist:

    • beef barons flourishing in grass castles

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    • ph. (Anne), Baroness Castle of Blackburn (1910–2002), British Labour politician. As Minister of Transport (1965–8) she introduced the 70 mph speed limit and the breathalyser test.

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    • n. (especially in the US) the principle that one is justified in the use of deadly force to protect one's home and its inhabitants from intruders, without being obliged to retreat:

    • the castle doctrine has been used to defend a number of deadly shootings in recent years

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    • ph. a castle in Belfast which was, until 1972, the seat of the Parliament of Northern Ireland and is now the headquarters of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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    • n. (especially in the US) the principle that one is justified in the use of deadly force to protect one's home and its inhabitants from intruders, without being obliged to retreat:

    • the castle doctrine has been used to defend a number of deadly shootings in recent years

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    • ph. a vacation residence of the British royal family, on the Dee River in Scotland.

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    • IPA[ˈkɑːs(ə)l]

    英式

    • n.
      a large building, typically of the medieval period, fortified against attack with thick walls, battlements, towers, and in many cases a moat:
    • Edinburgh Castle

      the crumbling stonework of a ruined castle

    • v.
      make a special move (no more than once in a game by each player) in which the king is transferred from its original square two squares along the back rank towards a rook on its corner square which is then transferred to the square passed over by the king:
    • both of the players castled on the queenside

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