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Emplacement   /ɪmplˈeɪsmənt/   Listen

Military installation consisting of a prepared position for siting a weapon.
The act of putting something in a certain place.  Synonyms: locating, location, placement, position, positioning.

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... away, and marched through the nek, up and down steep grassy slopes, and through the site of the Boer laager. I was struck by its remarkable cleanliness; I thought that was not a Boer virtue. We halted close to the emplacement where one of the Boer guns had been yesterday. There was a rush to see some horrible human debris found in it. I was contented with the word-pictures of enthusiastic gunners, and didn't go myself. From the brow, a glorious view opened out. The nek, flanked by its frowning crags, ...
— In the Ranks of the C.I.V. • Erskine Childers

... gun, as distinct from that attached to a travelling carriage such as a motor-car, may be subdivided into two classes. The one is the fixed arm which cannot be moved readily, mounted upon a permanent emplacement; the other is the field-piece which, while fired from a stationary position, may be moved from point to point upon a suitable carriage. The distinction has its parallel in ordinary artillery, the first-named weapon coinciding with the heavy siege gun, which is built into and forms ...
— Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War • Frederick A. Talbot

... a masonry emplacement not only furnishes a platform for the heavy modern high power gun, but also in every particular serves the purpose and takes the place of the fort of former days, the importance of the ...
— Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents - Volume 8, Section 2 (of 2): Grover Cleveland • Grover Cleveland

Words linked to "Emplacement" :   fingering, implantation, apposition, armed forces, war machine, placement, locating, stratification, interposition, military, orientation, set, activity, emplace, armed services, location, intervention, juxtaposition, collocation, military installation, planting, superposition, repositioning, military machine

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