A small, temporary building for housing a garrison of troops.
More example sentences
- The third floor of the casern was directly hit and destroyed.
- The Fort consists of several caserns for the subordinate soldiers, a better building for the captain, a powder and provision magazine.
- The Musketeers' life in Paris was often tumultuous, even if strict discipline continued to reign back at the casern.
late 17th century: from French caserne, from Provençal cazerna, from Latin quaterna '(hut) for four'.