barbette barbette  /bɑr ˈbɛt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (formerly) a mound of earth inside a fort from which heavy gun can be fired over the parapet

Usage(s):

  1. These seadogs found no technical flaw in Soldier Clegg's work, for Soldier Clegg had with great accuracy noted on the spot every shell splash, turret and barbette.
  2. Alternatively, it would have to penetrate the 10-inch armor of a turret barbette; or blast in through a gunport, ignite a powder train down through an elevator to the magazine.

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