2. Fortified; turreted; as, castled walls.
1. The guard or defense of a castle.
2. (O. Eng. Law) A tax or imposition an a dwelling within a certain distance of a castle, for the purpose
of maintaining watch and ward in it; castle- ward.
3. A feudal tenure, obliging the tenant to perform service within the realm, without limitation of time.
(Cas"tle*ry) n. [Cf. OF. castelerie. See Castle.] The government of a castle. Blount.
(Cas"tlet) n. A small castle. Leland.
(Cas"tle*ward`) n. Same as Castleguard.
(Cast"ling) n. That which is cast or brought forth prematurely; an abortion. Sir T. Browne.
(Cas"tling) n. (Chess) A compound move of the king and castle. See Castle, v. i.
(Cast"-off`) a. Cast or laid aside; as, cast-off clothes.
(Cas"tor) n. [L. castor the beaver, Gr. of uncertain origin.]
1. (Zoöl.) A genus of rodents, including the beaver. See Beaver.
2. Castoreum. See Castoreum.
3. A hat, esp. one made of beaver fur; a beaver.
I have always been known for the jaunty manner in which I wear my castor.
Sir W. Scott.
4. A heavy quality of broadcloth for overcoats.
(Cast"or) n. See Caster, a small wheel.
(Cas"tor) n. [L.] (Astron.) the northernmost of the two bright stars in the constellation Gemini,
the other being Pollux.
(Cas"tor, Cas"tor*ite) n. [The minerals castor and pollux were so named because found together
on the island of Elba. See Castor and Pollux.] (Min.) A variety of the mineral called petalite, from
Castor and Pollux
(Cas"tor and Pol"lux) [Castor and Pollux were twin sons of Jupiter and Leda.] (Naut.)
See Saint Elmo's fire, under Saint.
(Cas"tor bean`) (Bot.) The bean or seed of the castor-oil plant (Ricinus communis, or Palma
(Cas*to"re*um) n. [L. See Castor.] A peculiar bitter orange-brown substance, with strong,
penetrating odor, found in two sacs between the anus and external genitals of the beaver; castor; used
in medicine as an antispasmodic, and by perfumers.
(Cas"to*rin) n. [From 1st Castor.] (Chem.) A white crystalline substance obtained from castoreum.