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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Barbacan(0.01172 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to Barbacan.
English → English (WordNet)
n : a tower that is part of a defensive structure (such as a
castle) [syn: barbican]
English → English (gcide)
Barbican \Bar"bi*can\, Barbacan \Bar"ba*can\, n. [OE. barbican,
barbecan, F. barbacane, LL. barbacana, barbicana, of
uncertain origin: cf. Ar. barbakh aqueduct, sewer. F.
barbacane also means, an opening to let out water, loophole.]
1. (Fort.) 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
2. An opening in the wall of a fortress, through which
missiles were discharged upon an enemy.
Barbacan \Bar"ba*can\, n.