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casern Line breaks: ca¦sern
Pronunciation: /kəˈzəːn/
(also caserne)

Definition of casern in English:


A small, temporary building for housing a garrison of troops.
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'.

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