Definition of Barbacan

1. Noun. A tower that is part of a defensive structure (such as a castle).

Exact synonyms: Barbican
Generic synonyms: Tower



Definition of Barbacan

1. n. See Barbican.

Definition of Barbacan

1. Noun. (archaic spelling of barbican) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barbacan

baraminologist
baraminologists
baraminology
baramins
baranduki
bararite
barathea
baratheas
barathrum
barathrums
baratovite
baraza
barazas
barb
barba
barbacan (current term)
barbacanage
barback
barbacks
barbacoa
barbadoes
barbados
barbados cherry
barbal
barbaloin
barbaras
barbaresque
barbarian
barbarianism
barbarianisms

Literary usage of Barbacan

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1. The English Illustrated Magazine (1901)
"The mines were propped and shored up with wood, and when fired, a good piece of the defences of the barbacan came crashing down. But the besieged had also ..."

2. The Emir of Bokhara and His Country: Journeys and Studies in Bokhara (with a by Ole Olufsen (1911)
"... small hares as far up as the perpetual snow, where, by the way, there are tufts of grass and beautiful flowering plants. barbacan in the castle of Kalai ..."

3. Coomassie and Magdala: The Story of Two British Campaigns in Africa by Henry Morton Stanley (1874)
"Instantly the British fire was concentrated on the barbacan and the suspicious revetment, through the interstices of which wreaths of pearly smoke issued, ..."

4. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1858)
"Add to this that the drawbridge and barbacan themselves were usually placed at the bottom of a ... Beyond the barbacan, again, were often erected barriers, ..."

5. A Catalogue of the Manuscripts Preserved in the Library of the University of by Cambridge University Library (1856)
"barbacan, 4 Aug. 1637. The same to the same at his house ... barbacan, 12 Oct. 1637. Touching the laws of K. Edmund already published by Lambard. ..."

6. A Catalogue of the Manuscripts Preserved in the Library of the University of by Cambridge University Library (1856)
"barbacan, 4 Aug. 1637. The same to the same at his house neare Queens Colledge. ... barbacan, 12 Oct. 1637. Touching the laws of K. Edmund already published ..."

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