Translation of castle in Spanish:

castle

castillo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkæsəl/ /ˈkɑːs(ə)l/

noun

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    Architecture
    castillo masculine
    • Here, you can see stone cannon balls built into the castle walls, defensive battlements and interior living quarters.
    • I sat in the guard barracks in the outer wall of the castle battlements.
    • THE 5ft-thick walls of a medieval castle have seen the light of day again after centuries buried underground.
    • Later, he began building model castles, surrounded by fortified emplacements, and he spent hours studying the virtually impregnable fortifications of Vauban.
    • They were inside what was left of the walls of the castle, but the tower was some way distant.
    • Some very strongly fortified castles of this class have an additional wall set a short distance out from the main enceinte and concentric with it, the area between the two walls being termed the outer ward.
    • You will encounter large mountains, a factory complex, and the large ruins of a medieval castle.
    • The castle has six towers and some twenty distinct roof forms.
    • In medieval tower houses and castles, the gentry and their servants often slept in the same room, separated only by curtains.
    • Equally important is establishing the supply lines of wood and stone essential for more sophisticated buildings and stronger castle fortifications.
    • At the heart of the inner ward was a large mound, which this year's dig has revealed covers the remains of a tower house - the castle's main building.
    • Defensive walls and ditches were found from the medieval castle, as well as arch and window mouldings and numerous rubbish pits full of food remains and pottery.
    • One of the most familiar forms of fortification, the castle still symbolizes the entire medieval world and seems to define its military outlook.
    • Maura was sitting at his desk, reading from a book that was thicker than a wall of the castle.
    • In the heart of the state - the lands around Sofia and in Macedonia - fortified castles were erected to repel Byzantine attacks.
    • Some time ago, in a country that does not really exist anymore, a man once stood upon the battlements of a castle and surveyed his handiwork.
    • If they attacked the castle, she would most likely die in the battle.
    • He had heard tales of labyrinthine passages built into the walls of noble castles, and knew that the Princess must know a secret control to open his room into such a passage.
    • Founded by William the Conqueror, the fine motte and bailey castle was popular with medieval monarchs, some of whom used it as a royal hunting lodge.
    • Medieval castles were also designed to be as inaccessible as possible, so look for angles that reveal the inhospitable surroundings and the drama of their location.
    • Castle Howard is the property of the Howard family, while Harewood House and Burton Constable belong to trusts.
    • The real Grace Nugent been a near neighbor, living at Castle Nugent four miles north of Edgeworthstown.
    • Hopefully soon they would catch up to Ian's caravan, and would return to castle Laramont with Rana.
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    (in chess)
    torre feminine

intransitive verb

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    enrocar
    to castle (on the) queen's/king's side hacer un enroque largo/corto
    • Also, he would like to clear the back rank before he castles to give his Rooks greater maneuverability.
    • At this point I think Black could simply castle when once again I see nothing wrong with his position.
    • And White lost more than a tempo, more like two or three since it took five bishop and knight moves to make the captures and Black did not lose a tempo with castling and only made two capturing moves with his rook and king.
    • First off, White can't use this imbalance before Black castles and begins to activate the Bishop, and White can't prevent Black from castling.
    • There isn't anything happening on the kingside for either side. White hasn't castled, which means that his King is in the center.