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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 two protected barbette systems were shipped to South Australia at the end of June 1879 and arrived at Port Adelaide in late September.
Most of the Armstrong Protected Barbette batteries comprised two guns, a left-handed and a right-handed mounting.
Adoption by Her Majesty's service: The Armstrong Protected Barbette system occurred during a time of crisis.