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
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
Recent Examples of emplacement from the Web
Highlights include the Soca Valley, containing numerous positions and gun emplacements in the rockface; the Vrsic pass, built by Russian prisoners in 1916; and Kluze fortress with its military tunnels.
The mosque, souk and adjoining districts were transformed into World War I-style front lines, featuring trenches lined with sandbags, fortified tunnels, sniper emplacements and near-daily shelling.
When emplacements were finally installed 30 years later, for fear of a British attack during the French and Indian War, the Crown came to realize its earlier funding had been misspent, and a Louisiana corruption scandal ensued in Paris.
When Chinese leaders gaze out toward the Pacific, their panorama is obstructed by a string of military airfields, naval anchorages, radar emplacements and listening posts sentineled by U.S. forces and their allies.
But new satellite images made public this week appeared to reveal weapons emplacements for the first time.
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Origin and Etymology of emplacement
French, from Middle French emplacer to emplace, from en- + place
First Known Use: 1742See Words from the same year
EMPLACEMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of emplacement for English Language Learners
: a position that is specially prepared for a weapon
: the act of putting something (such as a weapon) into position
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