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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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