Definition of Casemate

1. 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.



Definition of Casemate

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. A hollow molding, chiefly in cornices. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Casemate

1. a bombproof shelter [n -S]

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Literary usage of Casemate

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1. Manual of Heavy Artillery Service by John Caldwell Tidball (1881)
"To place a casemate chassis on the truck. The chassis is on the ground, ... The truck is moved to the designated casemate, and the chassis lowered from the ..."

2. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"The Sassacus struck her fairly, JK abaft her starboard beam, in the position of Ut rear of the house or casemate, with a speed of nine to ten knots, ..."

3. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"Armor belt: 10 In., 11 In., 12 in., at top; 8 in., 9 In., 10 In., at bottom casemate: 8 in. at top; 10 In. at bottom. Sirte plating forward and aft, ..."

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