Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An abortion, or a premature birth.
  • n. The second or third swarm of bees which leaves a hive in a season.
  • n. A miniature cast or mould.
  • n. One that is cast.
  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That which is cast or brought forth prematurely; an abortion.
  • n. A compound move of the king and castle. See castle, v. i.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An abortion.
  • Abortive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. interchanging the positions of the king and a rook

Etymologies

From cast +‎ -ling. (Wiktionary)
From castle. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Another high-level member of Mr. Putin's circle, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin, resigned from the government in September after the so-called castling of leaders was announced.

    Putin Warns West on Interference

  • Mr. Putin, 59 years old, is expected to switch places with his longtime protégé, President Dmitri Medvedev, after March presidential elections in what critics and Kremlin officials alike have called a "castling"—referring to a chess move—of the two leaders.

    Putin Warns West on Interference

  • If Black retires the Bishop from his unsafe position, White permanently prevents Black from castling, which is bound to be fatal in view of the open K file -- e.g. 11. ...

    Chess Strategy

  • Therefore, I think that for both Putin and Medvedev, and for the entire political system, it would be beneficial to distance Putin from all problems and carry out a 'castling' maneuver.

    Robert Coalson: Russia's Teetering Tandem

  • This one move is called "castling" and is made by the King together with one of the Rooks.

    Chess and Checkers : the Way to Mastership

  • Each move in a game of chess consists of the displacement of one piece only, with the exception of what is termed "castling," in which the King and either Rook can be moved simultaneously by either player once in a game.

    Chess Strategy

  • Maneuvers such as castling or capturing '' en passant '' have been developed within the past few hundred years.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Maneuvers such as castling or capturing en passant have been developed within the past few hundred years.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Radjabov-Kamsky had the players "castling": Kamsky was half a point ahead before the round and tied for second, and now it's Radjabov who's in second, ahead of his rival.

    The Chess Mind

  • Therefore, I think that for both Putin and Medvedev, and for the entire political system, it would be beneficial to distance Putin from all problems and carry out a "castling" maneuver.

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

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