Barbette Definition

bär-bĕt
noun
A platform or mound of earth within a fort from which guns are fired over the parapet.
American Heritage
A platform for guns in a fort, high enough to permit firing over the walls.
Webster's New World
An armored protective cylinder around a revolving gun turret on a warship.
American Heritage
The armored structure around a gun platform on a warship.
Webster's New World

A mound of earth or a platform in a fortification, on which guns are mounted to fire over the parapet.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Barbette

Noun

Singular:
barbette
Plural:
barbettes

Origin of Barbette

  • French diminutive of barbe beard barb1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French barbette.

    From Wiktionary

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