A bombproof chamber, usually of masonry, in which cannon may be placed, to be fired through embrasures; or one capable of being used as a magazine, or for quartering troops.
A mortar-bomb or shell-proof chamber located within the walls of defensive works; generally pierced with openings for weapons; loopholes for muskets or embrasures for cannon.
A shell-proof chamber or tunnel within the walls of defensive works, usually pierced with loopholes for muskets or embrasures for cannon.
Covered chamber for musketry or artillery.
a heavy duty structure originally a valuted chamber in a fortress
a valuted chamber within a fortress wall with embrasures for defence, and more recently it describes the armoured enclosure in which warship guns are mounted with embrasures through which they fire
a vaulted chamber set into the walls usually with an embrasure. Sometimes used for firing guns they were more often used for storing amunition, garrison accommodation, stabling etc.
Interior gun chamber behind a fort wall. The gun is fired through a protected opening in the wall (casement). Casemates protect the guns and gunners and allow a fort's guns to be arranged in multiple levels. This type of fortification feature was developed during the Second American System from 1794-1807 (e.g. Castle Williams, New York, and was used extensively in Third American System forts from 1817-1867 (e.g. Fort Carroll, Baltimore, MD).
A chamber built within the walls of a fort. Casemates can house barracks, guardhouse, and other administrative functions that otherwise would require separate buildings. Casemates also furnish positions from which cannon and small arms can be fired at an attacker through ports or embrasures in the walls.
Log buildings constructed against the interior walls of the fort to store supplies or to house men.
Very strong arched construction in which could be installed one or more pieces of artillery. Enclosure or closed or covered area which had an embrasure or area to site artillery.
Armored compartment for a gun and the guncrew.
Bomb-proof vault in a curtain wall for cannons
An armored part of a warship.
a bombproof enclosure, generally located under the rampart and terreplein, for the purpose of housing cannon which fired through embrasures in the scarp. Casemates were also used as quarters, magazines, etc. In permanent fortifications they were vaulted, but in impermanent works they sometimes had trabeated structures.
enclosed and roofed-over artillery position. The gun fired through an opening called an embrasure. Casemates vaulted with stone were a basic component of permanent masonry fortifications. Casemates were constructed only rarely in the field with logs and earth.