barbette

noun
bar·​bette | \ bär-ˈbet How to pronounce barbette (audio) \

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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