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an armored enclosure for guns in a warship.
a vault or chamber, especially in a rampart, with embrasures for artillery.
Historical Examples

Lieutenant Fourchon pressed the hand of the doctor, and left the casemate with him.
Stand By The Union Oliver Optic

He had felt hungry in the casemate, and the pangs of hunger had never since left him.
The Fat and the Thin Emile Zola

The advantage of the casemate lies in its comparative cheapness and the greater strength of a fixed structure.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6 Various

A casemate of iron plates has been provided for the gunners.
The Civil War Through the Camera Henry W. (Henry William) Elson

A bursting shell had started a fire among some cordite charges in the casemate.
The Heroic Record of the British Navy Archibald Hurd

The parapet is, of course, damaged, but the casemate embrasures are uninjured.
The Civil War in America William Howard Russell

My first and last misdemeanour was the striking of a match on the paint of a casemate.
Admirals of the British Navy Francis Dodd

More of them were behind the grilled peepholes of the casemate.
The Iron Ration George Abel Schreiner

The central fort or citadel is flanked by a double line of works with three tiers of casemate batteries.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1 Various

It was caused by the hasty entrance of a man into the casemate.
Sevastopol Lyof N. Tolsto

an armoured compartment in a ship or fortification in which guns are mounted


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