Barbette

Definition of Barbette

Bar`bette´
n.1.(Fort.) A mound of earth or a platform in a fortification, on which guns are mounted to fire over the parapet.
En barbette
said of guns when they are elevated so as to fire over the top of a parapet, and not through embrasures.
Barbette gun
a single gun, or a number of guns, mounted in barbette, or partially protected by a parapet or turret.
Barbette carriage
a gun carriage which elevates guns sufficiently to be in barbette. [See Illust. of Casemate.]

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