emplacement

noun
em·​place·​ment | \im-ˈplā-smənt \

Definition of emplacement 

1 : the situation or location of something

2 : a prepared position for weapons or military equipment radar emplacements

3 : a putting into position : placement

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Examples of emplacement in a Sentence

secret emplacement of missiles on the island the emplacement of the house, which is between two hulking mansions, makes it seem smaller than it is

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As my 14-year-old son, Anders, scampered up a metal ladder to the gun emplacements at Ft. Brian E. Clark, latimes.com, "Military history, scenic state parks and tasty shelfish make for a rich weekend escape on Whidbey lsland, Wash.," 14 June 2018 About 400 of the nearly 900 Marylanders who were on Long Island that day covered Washington’s retreating army by repeatedly charging a critical British gun emplacement. Jonathan M. Pitts, Washington Post, "Newly acquired letters illuminate the lives of Maryland’s ‘Old Line’ soldiers," 9 May 2018 About 400 of the nearly 900 Marylanders who were present on Long Island that day covered Washington’s retreating army by repeatedly charging a critical British gun emplacement. Washington Post, "Letters illuminate lives of Maryland’s ‘Old Line’ soldiers," 28 Apr. 2018 About 400 of the nearly 900 Marylanders who were present on Long Island that day covered Washington’s retreating army by repeatedly charging a critical British gun emplacement. Jonathan M. Pitts, baltimoresun.com, "Newly acquired letters illuminate the lives of Maryland's 'Old Line' soldiers," 23 Apr. 2018 And the views out of the Rock through the gun emplacements are spectacular. James R. Carroll, chicagotribune.com, "Gibraltar draws visitors with curious monkeys and Britain-meets-the-Mediterranean vibe," 14 Mar. 2018 Gun emplacements and reinforced concrete installations from the 20th century add to the martial architecture and make driving the cramped one-way back streets a challenge. James R. Carroll, chicagotribune.com, "Gibraltar draws visitors with curious monkeys and Britain-meets-the-Mediterranean vibe," 14 Mar. 2018 As first reported by Marie Claire, there are enough women in this life-or-death job that there has been at least one all-female shift at one of the launch emplacements. Stephanie Gosk, NBC News, "The Missileers: Air Force has trained 247 women for nuclear launch," 12 Jan. 2018 One of the largest islands is Fiery Cross, complete with three expansive airfields, hangars for multiple fighter squadrons and several gun emplacements. Courtney Kube, NBC News, "Can China Beat the U.S. Without a Fight?," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of emplacement

1742, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for emplacement

French, from Middle French emplacer to emplace, from en- + place

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emplacement

noun

English Language Learners Definition of emplacement

: a position that is specially prepared for a weapon

: the act of putting something (such as a weapon) into position

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