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castle

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɑː.sl̩/  us   /ˈkæs.l̩/
A2 a large strong building, built in the past by a ruler or important person to protect the people inside from attack informal for rook noun
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verb [I] uk   /ˈkɑː.sl̩/  us   /ˈkæs.l̩/ specialized
in chess, to make a special move that puts your king in a more protected place at the side of the board
Translations of “castle”
in Arabic قَلْعة…
in Korean 성…
in Malaysian istana, tir…
in French château, tour…
in Turkish kale, hisar, şato…
in Italian castello…
in Chinese (Traditional) 城堡, 堡壘, 棋子…
in Russian замок…
in Polish zamek…
in Vietnamese lâu đài, quân cờ thấp…
in Spanish castillo, torre…
in Portuguese castelo…
in Thai ปราสาท, ตัวเรือในเกมหมากรุก…
in German die Burg, der Turm…
in Catalan castell…
in Japanese 城…
in Indonesian puri, (buah catur)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 城堡, 堡垒, 棋子…
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