Barbette carriage
Barbette 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. [1913 Webster]

{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}.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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