\\ˌkastəˈlāshən\ noun (-s)
Etymology: Medieval Latin castellation-, castellatio, from castellatus + -ion, -io -ion
1. : the act of castellating
2. : a castellated structure
b. : a groove or recess in a castellated structure (as a nut)

a cotter pin passing through the castellation and the hole in the bolt

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