Barbette meaning

bär-bĕt
A platform or mound of earth within a fort from which guns are fired over the parapet.
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An armored protective cylinder around a revolving gun turret on a warship.
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A platform for guns in a fort, high enough to permit firing over the walls.
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The armored structure around a gun platform on a warship.
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A mound of earth or a platform in a fortification, on which guns are mounted to fire over the parapet.
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(nautical) The inside fixed trunk of a warship's gun-mounting, on which the turret revolves. It contains the hoists for shells and cordite from the shell-room and magazine.
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Origin of barbette

  • French diminutive of barbe beard barb1

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

  • From French barbette.

    From Wiktionary