noun bar·bi·can \ˈbär-bi-kən\

Definition of BARBICAN

:  an outer defensive work; especially :  a tower at a gate or bridge

Origin of BARBICAN

Middle English, from Anglo-French barbecane, from Medieval Latin barbacana
First Known Use: 13th century


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