Definition of casern in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈzəːn/
(also caserne)


A small, temporary building for housing a garrison of troops.
Example sentences
  • In the opening pages we learn that fencing instruction was obligatory and free in the military, and that each casern was to have a salle d'armes where officers were to exercise daily.
  • ithout a secure telephone in his quarters, he must drive to the casern (about 8 kilometers away) to place or receive secure communications.
  • 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'.

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