Casemate

Covered chamber for musketry or artillery.

Casemate

A casemate, sometimes erroneously rendered casement, is a fortified gun emplacement or armored structure from which guns are fired. Originally, the term referred to a vaulted chamber in a fortress. In the context of armoured fighting vehicles, this usually refers to those with a main gun that lack a turret. ==Origin of the term== The word comes fr...
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Casemate

• (n.) A hollow molding, chiefly in cornices. • (n.) A bombproof chamber, usually of masonry, in which cannon may be placed, to be fired through embrasures; or one capable of being used as a magazine, or for quartering troops.
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Casemate

Case'mate noun [ French casemate , from Italian casamatta , probably from casa house + matto , f. matta , mad, weak, feeble, dim. from the same source as English -mate in checkmate .] 1. (Fort.) A bombproof chamber, usually of masonry, ...
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Casemate

A casemate is a vaulted chamber within a fortress wall with embrasures for defence, and more recently it describes the armoured enclosure in which warship guns are mounted with embrasures through which they fire.
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casemate

bombproof chamber or armored compartment
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Casemate

In architecture a casemate is a hollow moulding, chiefly in cornices.
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