Emplacements

emplacement

[em-pleys-muhnt]
noun
1.
Fortification. the space, platform, or the like, for a gun or battery and its accessories.
2.
a putting in place or position; location: the emplacement of a wall.
3.
Geology.
a.
the intrusion of igneous rocks into a particular position.
b.
the development of an ore deposit in a particular place.

Origin:
1795–1805; < French, equivalent to obsolete emplac(er) to place (em- em-1 + placer to place) + -ment -ment

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To emplacements
Collins
World English Dictionary
emplacement (ɪmˈpleɪsmənt)
 
n
1.  a prepared position for the siting of a gun or other weapon
2.  the act of putting or state of being put in place
 
[C19: from French, from obsolete emplacer to put in position, from place]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

emplacement
1802, from Fr. emplacement, from en- + placement.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature