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1. A fortified enclosure for artillery on a warship.
2. An armored compartment for artillery on a rampart.

[French, from Italian casamatta : perhaps casa, house (from Latin casa) + matto, mad, crazy (from Latin mattus, drunk, past participle of madēre, to be drunk).]

case′mat′ed adj.
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(Military) 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 khasma chasm]
ˈcaseˌmated adj
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a chamber for a gun in a fortification or warship.
[1565–75; < Middle French < Italian casamatta]
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"My lord," answered De Chavigny, with a low bow, "I have on the ramparts twenty pieces of artillery and in my casemates thirty thousand guns.
The governor was a sort of happy farmer, harvesting wines, figs, oil, and oranges, preserving his citrons and cedrates in the sun of his casemates. The fortress, encircled by a deep ditch, its only guardian, arose like three heads upon turrets connected with each other by terraces covered with moss.
Selon la meme source, l'annee 2018 s'est distinguee par de [beaucoup moins que]grands resultats[beaucoup plus grand que] en matiere de lutte antiterroriste, contre la contrebande, le trafic d'armes, le narcotrafic et la criminalite organisee, et ce, par [beaucoup moins que]la neutralisation et l'arrestation d'un nombre important de terroristes, le demantelement de plusieurs reseaux de soutien et la destruction d'un grand nombre de casemates et d'abris servant de refuges aux groupes terroristes[beaucoup plus grand que].
Following Amazon's decision to shutter its wine businesses after acquiring Whole Foods, the founders of Wine Woot launched a new company on Kickstarter called Casemates. Wine Woot was founded by Matt Rutledge and operated through a partnership with Sonoma, Calif.
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Deux casemates pour des groupes terroristes ont ete detruites mardi a Lakhdaria, wilaya de Bouira, dans une operation de fouille menee par un detachement de l'Armee nationale populaire (ANP), indique mercredi le ministere de la Defense nationale (MDN) dans un communique.