casemate meaning

Pronunciation:   "casemate" in a sentence
Noun: casemate  'keys`meyt
  1. A fortified chamber in which cannon may be placed to be fired through embrasures; or one capable of being used as a magazine, or for quartering troops

Derived forms: casemates

Encyclopedia: Casemate


A vault or chamber in a bastion, having openings for the firing of weapons.


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  1. The casemate carriage has a lower profile than the barbette carriages.
  2. The Casemate d'Esch is operated by the same organization.
  3. Both the belt and casemate armor were backed by of wood.
  4. The transverse bulkheads on either end of the casemate were thick.
  5. Two of the 15 cm guns were removed from their casemate positions.

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