barbette

noun
bar·bette | \bär-ˈbet \

Definition of barbette 

1 : a mound of earth or a protected platform from which guns fire over a parapet

2 : an armored structure protecting a gun turret on a warship

First Known Use of barbette

1772, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for barbette

French, diminutive of barbe headdress

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