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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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"Barbette is a role model to her co-workers and her peers," said Joseph.
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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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The two protected barbette systems were shipped to South Australia at the end of June 1879 and arrived at Port Adelaide in late September.
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It held 200 cannon arranged with one tier of guns in casements and the other en barbette.
Although he writes in "Barbette," an early essay, "under the theatre's lights, inside that magic box where truth has no currency, .
Intussusception was first described in 1674 by Barbette of Amsterdam.
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Barbette Atienza-Soliven, for her part, had been very athletic in her youth, playing football and practicing taekwondo in college.