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bar•bette



Pronunciation: (bär-bet'), [key]
n.
1. (within a fortification) a platform or mound of earth from which guns may be fired over the parapet instead of through embrasures.
2. Navy.an armored cylinder for protecting the lower part of a turret on a warship.

Bar•bette



Pronunciation: (bär-bet'), [key]
n.
a female given name, form of Barbara.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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