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a lodging for soldiers in a garrison town; barracks.
Historical Examples

They had now reached the casern of the Peobrajensky regiment.
The Daughter of an Empress Louise Muhlbach

casern, ka-sėrn′, n. a lodging for troops in a town: a barrack.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

Let us enter the casern, call the soldiers, and awaken the officers; I myself will address them!
The Daughter of an Empress Louise Muhlbach

As she drove down the avenue she heard a bugle ring out from the Ludwigsburg casern.
A German Pompadour Marie Hay

(formerly) a billet or accommodation for soldiers in a town


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