barbette


barbette

noun

  1. (within a fortification) a platform or mound of earth from which guns may be fired over the parapet instead of through embrasures.
  2. Navy. an armored cylinder for protecting the lower part of a turret on a warship.

noun

  1. a female given name, form of Barbara.

noun

  1. (formerly) an earthen platform inside a parapet, from which heavy guns could fire over the top
  2. an armoured cylinder below a turret on a warship that protects the revolving structure and foundation of the turret

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