- Fortification. the space, platform, or the like, for a gun or battery and its accessories.
- a putting in place or position; location: the emplacement of a wall.
- the intrusion of igneous rocks into a particular position.
- the development of an ore deposit in a particular place.
Origin of emplacement
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Examples from the Web for emplacement
All the sand for the fill around the emplacement was obtained in the same way.Concrete Construction
Halbert P. Gillette
It has a Palazzo Ducale most remarkable in its architecture and its emplacement.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car
They were commanded by de Villiers, who dashed for the emplacement of gun.South Africa and the Boer-British War, Volume I
J. Castell Hopkins
Eagerly they looked to discover some signs of the emplacement of the big gun.Air Service Boys Over The Rhine
Charles Amory Beach
By way of retaliation, I leaned over and shot at what looked like an emplacement.Cavalry of the Clouds
- a prepared position for the siting of a gun or other weapon
- the act of putting or state of being put in place
C19: from French, from obsolete emplacer to put in position, from place
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Word Origin and History for emplacement
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