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barbacan - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'barbacan' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Barbacan [ n.]
- See Barbican.
- A tower or advanced work defending the entrance to a castle or city, as at a gate or bridge. It was often large and strong, having a ditch and drawbridge of its own.
- An opening in the wall of a fortress, through which missiles were discharged upon an enemy.