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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Memorandum by Sir W G Armstrong & Co "Protected Barbette" system of mounting and working coast guns.
Choosing then the muzzleloader for coast service the objects kept in view in designing the "protected barbette" system have been the following:
The "protected barbette" earthwork has been designed to fulfil, as far as possible, all the conditions laid down above.
Most of the Armstrong Protected Barbette batteries comprised two guns, a left-handed and a right-handed mounting.