casement

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open-in and open-out casement windows

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casement (plural casements)

  1. A window sash that is hinged on the side.
  2. A window having such sashes; a casement window.Wp
    • 1722, Daniel Defoe, A Journal of the Plague Year
      Passing through Tokenhouse Yard, in Lothbury, of a sudden a casement violently opened just over my head, and a woman gave three frightful screeches, and then cried, ‘Oh! death, death, death!’ in a most inimitable tone, and which struck me with horror and a chillness in my very blood.
    • 1873, James Thomson (B.V.), The City of Dreadful Night
      The street-lamps always burn; but scarce a casement / In house or palace front from roof to basement / Doth glow or gleam athwart the mirk air cast.
    • 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, chapter I, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
      The house was a big elaborate limestone affair, evidently new. Winter sunshine sparkled on lace-hung casement, on glass marquise, and the burnished bronze foliations of grille and door.
  3. (military) Occasionally seen as a usage error due to the similarity of the words: A casemate.

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