casemate

[keys-meyt]
noun
1.
an armored enclosure for guns in a warship.
2.
a vault or chamber, especially in a rampart, with embrasures for artillery.

Origin:
1565–75; < Middle French < Old Italian casamatta, alteration (by folk etymology) of Greek chásmata embrasures, literally, openings, plural of chásma chasm

casemated, adjective
uncasemated, adjective
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casemate (ˈkeɪsˌmeɪt)
 
n
an armoured compartment in a ship or fortification in which guns are mounted
 
[C16: from French, from Italian casamatta, perhaps from Greek khasmata apertures, plural of khasmachasm]
 
'casemated
 
adj

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Example sentences
Two of the barbette guns of the fort had been disabled and three casemate guns
  silenced.
The casemate magazines for this battery were also constructed.
Each of the arched chambers surrounding the parade ground is a casemate.
Two gun embrasures and one howitzer embrasure were closed later on to make room
  for a torpedo casemate.
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