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Casemate \Case"mate\, n. [F. casemate, fr. It. casamatta, prob. from casa house + matto, f. matta, mad, weak, feeble, dim. from the same source as E. -mate in checkmate.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Fort.) A bombproof chamber, usually of masonry, in which cannon may be placed, to be fired through embrasures; or one capable of being used as a magazine, or for quartering troops. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch.) A hollow molding, chiefly in cornices. [1913 Webster]