casemate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French casemate, from Italian casamatta, probably from casa house + matto, from matta, mad, weak, feeble, diminutive from the same source as English mate in checkmate.

Noun[edit]

casemate (plural casemates)

  1. A bombproof chamber, usually of masonry, in which cannon may be placed, to be fired through embrasures; or one capable of being used as a magazine, or for quartering troops.
  2. A hollow molding, chiefly in cornices.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian casamatta.

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Noun[edit]

casemate f (plural casemates)

  1. pillbox, blockhouse

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