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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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