Meaning of “emplacement” in the English Dictionary


"emplacement" in English

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emplacementnoun [ C ]

uk /ɪmˈpleɪs.mənt/ us /ɪmˈpleɪs.mənt/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • At each emplacement there was a range chart giving the ranges to all parts of the enemy's trenches, and to every prominent object both in front of and behind them, within its field of fire. 
  • I was in an outpost with one of the companies when I saw in the distance one of our men crawling on his hands and knees up to a German machine-gun emplacement. 
  • Nor were all these emplacements in condition to receive their armament. 
  • Such notes greatly assist in locating machine gun emplacements. 
  • We made a very excellent and strong emplacement on the road, and used it henceforth. 

(Definition of “emplacement” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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