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Meaning of BARBETTE

Pronunciation:  bâr'bet

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (formerly) a mound earth inside a fort from which heavy gun can be fired over the parapet
 

BARBETTE is a 8 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: hill, mound

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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}.]

 

 

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