barbette

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noun bar·bette \bär-ˈbet\

Definition of barbette

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

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

Origin and Etymology of barbette

French, diminutive of barbe headdress


First Known Use: 1772


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