Definition of Barbicans

1. Noun. (plural of barbican) ¹



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Definition of Barbicans

1. barbican [n] - See also: barbican

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barbicans

barberry family
barbers
barbershop
barbershop quartet
barbershop quartets
barbershops
barbertonite
barbes
barbet
barbets
barbette
barbette carriage
barbettes
barbican
barbicans (current term)
barbicel
barbicels
barbie
barbiero
barbiers
barbies
barbigerous
barbing
barbital
barbitals
barbitoi
barbiton
barbitone
barbitones

Literary usage of Barbicans

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1. English Wayfaring Life in the Middle Ages (XIVth Century) by Jean Jules Jusserand (1891)
"Besides, through these barbicans our said lord the king has convenient gates and entrances towards his enemies to grieve them when he is ready and can act. ..."

2. A Glossary of Terms Used in Grecian, Roman, Italian, and Gothic Architecture by John Henry Parker (1845)
"There are good barbicans remaining at Scarborough Castle, Yorkshire, and Carlisle Castle, ... barbicans are mentioned in Framlingham and Canterbury castles. ..."

3. Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe: From the Iron Period of the Northern by John Hewitt (1860)
"The whole of the walls, towers, barbicans, ditches, ... There are a few barbicans remaining perfect in England, as at Warwick and Alnwick. ..."

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