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Barbican

(The) or Barbacan The outwork intended to defend the drawbridge in a fortified town or castle (French, barbacane ). Also an opening or loophole in the wall of a fortress, through which guns may be fired.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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