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.
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How to use emplacement in a sentence
One of the first proposed uses of torpedoes was coastal defense, with the torpedoes launched either from emplacements directly on the water’s edge, or from floating platforms just off-shore.India launched a torpedo from a missile. Here’s why. | Kelsey D. Atherton | January 9, 2022 | Popular-Science
It’s often mentioned as one of the possible causes behind this big dinosaur extinction — the plume was responsible for these huge eruptions and the emplacement of these really large volumes of igneous rocks.The New Historian of the Smash That Made the Himalayas | Robin George Andrews | April 14, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
The three fugitive slaves, before their escape, had been helping build a Confederate gun emplacement.
The famous Cave Canem, too, the only mosaic that remains intact, has been twice removed from its original emplacement.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car | Francis Miltoun
Every trench, redoubt, and dug-out; every hedge and ditch was recorded, and every gun emplacement shown.The Romance of the Red Triangle | Arthur Keysall Yapp
Nobody cared about left-hand Gun Hill; he was only a 47 howitzer; every glass was clamped on the big yellow emplacement.From Capetown to Ladysmith | G. W. Steevens
In the meantime he has had his gun's name, "Lady Ellen," neatly carved on a stone and put up on his emplacement.From Capetown to Ladysmith | G. W. Steevens
Mattia did not show himself until the soldiers began preparing an emplacement for their gun.The Children of France | Ruth Royce
British Dictionary definitions for emplacement
a prepared position for the siting of a gun or other weapon
the act of putting or state of being put in place
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