Barbette



(within a fortification) a platform or mound of earth from which guns may be fired over the parapet instead of through embrasures.
Navy. an armored cylinder for protecting the lower part of a turret on a warship.
a female given name, form of Barbara.
Historical Examples

Von Hanneken was stunned for a while by an explosion, and slightly wounded while at the barbette guns.
Famous Sea Fights John Richard Hale

Each of these ships had a barbette armed with a 10-inch gun fore and aft.
Famous Sea Fights John Richard Hale

barbette again took his hand, grasped it violently, and dragged him into the house.
The Chouans Honore de Balzac

With her barbette guns she sat as low in the water as a whaler.
Avarice-Anger: Eugne Sue

The cannon were well mounted, and placed in barbette and embrasure.
Martyria Augustus C. Hamlin

Go in, and say to his wife: ‘Good-day, Becaniere,’ and barbette will hide you.
The Chouans Honore de Balzac

Presently a telephone bell rings, and a voice is heard asking “if it takes a week for the barbette to get ready for action.”
The Childrens’ Story of the War, Volume 2 (of 10) James Edward Parrott

The room in which she waited for barbette was the whole house.
The Chouans Honore de Balzac

Turret and barbette armor may be considered as deflective armor.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 803, May 23, 1891 Various

It has an outer scarp, or glacis, surrounded by a barbette twenty-two feet wide.
Petals Plucked from Sunny Climes Sylvia Sunshine

noun
(formerly) an earthen platform inside a parapet, from which heavy guns could fire over the top
an armoured cylinder below a turret on a warship that protects the revolving structure and foundation of the turret

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