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American English: /ˈbɑrbəkən/
British English: /ˈbɑːbɪk(ə)n/

Translation of barbican in Spanish:


  • Example sentences
    • A barbican is a city's first line of defence: and Railtrack is a company under siege.
    • Access has not altered since the fourteenth century, when the maritime republic, then known as Ragusa, completed its two land gates, with barbicans, and two sea gates feeding the harbour.
    • The gatehouse is approached via a brick barbican, a defensive outwork furnished with arrow slits and end turrets.
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