un casemated

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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