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- (naval) The inside fixed trunk of a warship's gun-mounting, on which the turret revolves. It contains the hoists for shells and cordite from the shell-room and magazine.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Bar*bette" (&?;), n. [F. Cf. Barbet.]
(Fort.) A mound of earth or a platform in a fortification, on
which guns are mounted to fire over the parapet.
En barbette, In barbette, said
of guns when they are elevated so as to fire over the top of a parapet, and
not through embrasures. -- Barbette gun, or
Barbette battery, a single gun, or a number of guns,
mounted in barbette, or partially protected by a parapet or
turret. -- Barbette carriage, a gun carriage
which elevates guns sufficiently to be in barbette. [See
Illust. of Casemate.]
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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