- a platform for guns in a fort, high enough to permit firing over the walls
- the armored structure around a gun platform on a warship
Origin of barbetteFr, after St. Barbara, patron saint of artillerymen + -ette, -et
- A platform or mound of earth within a fort from which guns are fired over the parapet.
- An armored protective cylinder around a revolving gun turret on a warship.
Origin of barbetteFrench, diminutive of barbe, beard; see barb1.
From French barbette.