Historical Examples

barbacan, or Barbican, a fortification to a castle outside the walls, generally at the end of the drawbridge in front of the gate.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood

Behind Eagle Cliff, almost isolating it from the mountain, of which it is the barbacan, a hideous ravine yawns upon the pass.
The Heart of the White Mountains, Their Legend and Scenery Samuel Adams Drake

They inhabit the upper parts of the mountains between Babuyan and barbacan, say from 10° to 10° 20′ N. latitude.
The Inhabitants of the Philippines Frederic H. Sawyer

The strife still continued within and without the barbacan, and ended without much advantage on either side.
The Days of Bruce Vol 1 Grace Aguilar

A band of picked men, under an experienced officer, threw themselves into the barbacan, determined to defend it to the last.
The Days of Bruce Vol 1 Grace Aguilar

Villages were established on the river of barbacan, Aborlan, and as far as Ypolote.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXI, 1624 Various


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