• (British) IPA: /ˈkɑːstlɪŋ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkæstlɪŋ/

castling (plural castlings)

  1. (obsolete) An abortion, or a premature birth.
    • 1646: Wherein notwithstanding, we should rather rely upon the urine in a castling’s bladder — Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, Book II, ch 5
  2. (obsolete) The second or third swarm of bees which leaves a hive in a season.
  3. A miniature cast or mould.
  4. One that is cast.
  • (British) IPA: /ˈkɑːsəlɪŋ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkæsəlɪŋ/

castling (uncountable)

  1. (chess) A move in which the king moves two squares towards a rook, and the rook moves to the other side of the king; the action of the verb to castle.
  2. (shogi) The act of constructing a defense structure in Japanese chess in which the king (玉) is positioned in a certain way so that it is protected by pawns (歩) and silver general(s) (銀) and/or gold general(s) (金) often with an additional knight (桂) and lance (香車).
Translations Verb
  1. present participle of castle#English|castle

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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