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barbette


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barbette 
  n  :  (formerly)  a  mound  earth  inside  a  fort  from  which  heavy  gun 
  can  be  fired  over  the  parapet 




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