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barbette

[bär′bet]
(naval architecture)
A nonrotating cylinder of armor that protects the rotating part of the turret of a warship below the gunhouse.
(ordnance)
A mound of earth or a platform upon which guns are mounted to fire over a wall or parapet.

barbette

A raised platform in a medieval fort that served as a mounting surface for a weapon to fire over a parapet at the enemy.
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The first large gun barrel to arrive was five-and-a quarter-inch anti-aircraft gun barrel of World War Two vintage; this closely resembled the six-inch guns which were originally used on site and, as such, was placed in the WW1 Barbette gun emplacement.
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Barbette "stormed off in a queeny huff after three days.
It held 200 cannon arranged with one tier of guns in casements and the other en barbette.
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The infant colony had been provided with some rudimentary defences, initially earthworks, but moving toward more substantial stone construction, there were quite a number of `close to the water' smooth bore small calibre cannon mounted to fire through embrasures rather than en barbette and there had been an extension of the defences toward the harbour entrance.
This book is so obviously not a scholarly production that it is a shame there is not even a bit of dish or info about those ephemeral beauties-gorgeous, behooped Ady (expanded to "Adrienne" in the chronology, sans surname, she and Man Ray spent "the summer in the south at Mougins") sunny Suzy Solidor, bewitching Kiki, and lithe Barbette, drag aerialist.
and the barbette mounted canons on the rocky banks.