Origin of barbican
Examples from the Web for barbican
We started making them for a retrospective nine years ago that we were invited to in London at the Barbican art gallery.
Lunch over, he lit a cigar, and strolled in the direction of the Barbican.Shining Ferry|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The defenders posted between C and M seeing themselves taken in rear, took refuge, some in the boulevard and others in barbican K.Annals of a Fortress|E. Viollet-le-Duc
Because, by Jove, if you win there will be no more of you left to take the money than there will be of Barbican to pay it!All Around the Moon|Jules Verne
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Word Origin for barbican
British Dictionary definitions for barbican (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for barbican
"outer fortification of a city or castle," mid-13c., from Old French barbacane (12c.), a general Romanic word, perhaps ultimately from Arabic or Persian (cf. bab-khanah "gate-house").