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caisson

noun cais·son \ˈkā-ˌsän, -sən, British also kə-ˈsün\

Definition of CAISSON

1
a :  a chest to hold ammunition
b :  a usually 2-wheeled vehicle for artillery ammunition attachable to a horse-drawn limber; also :  a limber with its attached caisson
2
a :  a watertight chamber used in construction work under water or as a foundation
b :  a hollow floating box or a boat used as a floodgate for a dock or basin
3
:  coffer 3

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Origin of CAISSON

French, from Middle French, from Old Occitan, from caissa chest, from Latin capsa — more at case
First Known Use: circa 1702

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

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