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barbette definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: (formerly) a mound of earth inside a fort from which heavy gun can be fired over the parapet

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French, diminutive of barbe headdress Date: 1772 1. a mound of earth or a protected platform from which guns fire over a parapet 2. an armored structure protecting a gun turret on a warship

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a platform in a fort or ship from which guns can be fired over a parapet etc. without an embrasure. Etymology: F, dimin. of barbe beard

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Barbette Bar*bette", n. [F. Cf. Barbet.] (Fort.) A mound of earth or a platform in a fortification, on which guns are mounted to fire over the parapet. En barbette, In barbette, said of guns when they are elevated so as to fire over the top of a parapet, and not through embrasures. Barbette gun, or Barbette battery, a single gun, or a number of guns, mounted in barbette, or partially protected by a parapet or turret. Barbette carriage, a gun carriage which elevates guns sufficiently to be in barbette. [See Illust. of Casemate.]




 


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