[bahr-buh-kuh n]

noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for barbacan

Historical Examples of barbacan

  • They inhabit the upper parts of the mountains between Babuyan and Barbacan, say from 10° to 10° 20′ N. latitude.

  • Barbacan, or Barbican, a fortification to a castle outside the walls, generally at the end of the drawbridge in front of the gate.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • Behind Eagle Cliff, almost isolating it from the mountain, of which it is the barbacan, a hideous ravine yawns upon the pass.

  • 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.