casemate

noun case·mate \ ˈkās-ˌmāt \

Definition of casemate

: a fortified position or chamber or an armored enclosure on a warship from which guns are fired through embrasures

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Origin and Etymology of casemate

Medieval French, from Old Italian casamatta


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