En barbette
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]


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  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Barbette battery — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Barbette gun — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Barbette (Artillerie) — Geschützturm mit Geschützbank (Barbette) Geschützbank des Turms Bruno der Bismarck …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Barbette — For the early 20th Century female impersonator, see Barbette (performer)A barbette is a protective circular armor feature around a cannon or heavy artillery gun. The name comes from the French phrase en barbette referring to the practice of… …   Wikipedia

  • barbette — ● barbette nom féminin Femelle du barbet (chien). ● barbette nom féminin (de barbe) Guimpe en forme de mentonnière, portée du XIIe au XVe s. par les femmes âgées, les veuves et les religieuses. ● barbette nom féminin (de barbes d un vaisseau,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Barbette — du cuirassé Redoutable (1876, photographiée ici vers 1900) En artillerie, une barbette est un blindage complet entourant une arme et ses servants. Il s agit d un mur de blindage fixe, en forme de cône, sur le pont d un navire de guerre, en débord …   Wikipédia en Français

  • barbette — (bar bè t ) s. f. 1°   Sorte de guimpe dont les religieuses se couvrent le sein. 2°   Terme de fortification. Espèce de plate forme ou de petite élévation de terre, qui se fait ordinairement dans les angles d un bastion pour y placer du canon,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Barbette battery — Battery Bat ter*y, n.; pl. {Batteries}. [F. batterie, fr. battre. See {Batter}, v. t.] 1. The act of battering or beating. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The unlawful beating of another. It includes every willful, angry and violent, or negligent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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