barbacan, or Barbican, a fortification to a castle outside the walls, generally at the end of the drawbridge in front of the gate.
Behind Eagle Cliff, almost isolating it from the mountain, of which it is the barbacan, a hideous ravine yawns upon the pass.
They inhabit the upper parts of the mountains between Babuyan and barbacan, say from 10° to 10° 20′ N. latitude.
The strife still continued within and without the barbacan, and ended without much advantage on either side.
A band of picked men, under an experienced officer, threw themselves into the barbacan, determined to defend it to the last.
Villages were established on the river of barbacan, Aborlan, and as far as Ypolote.