Meaning of barbette

bar•bette

Pronunciation: (bär-bet'), [key]
— n.
  1. (within a fortification) a platform or mound of earth from which guns may be fired over the parapet instead of through embrasures.
  2. an armored cylinder for protecting the lower part of a turret on a warship.

Bar•bette

Pronunciation: (bär-bet'), [key]
— n.
  1. a female given name, form of
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