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noun as in position

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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.

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 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.

Every trench, redoubt, and dug-out; every hedge and ditch was recorded, and every gun emplacement shown.

Nobody cared about left-hand Gun Hill; he was only a 47 howitzer; every glass was clamped on the big yellow emplacement.

In the meantime he has had his gun's name, "Lady Ellen," neatly carved on a stone and put up on his emplacement.

Mattia did not show himself until the soldiers began preparing an emplacement for their gun.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to emplacement, such as: location, place, placement, positioning, site, and situation.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.