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BARBICAN (from Fr. barbacane, probabl...

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 387 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BARBICAN (from Fr. barbacane, probably of Arabic or Persian origin), an outwork for the defence of a gate or draw-bridge; also a sort of pent-house or construction of timber to shelter warders or sentries from arrows or other missiles.
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