Barbican vs Barmkin - What's the difference?

barbican | barmkin |


As nouns the difference between barbican and barmkin

is that barbican is a tower at the entrance to a castle or fortified town while barmkin is (obsolete) the battlement on the exterior fortification of a castle in northern england and parts of scotland; a barbican.

barbican

English

Alternative forms

* barbacan

Noun

(wikipedia barbican) (en noun)
  • A tower at the entrance to a castle or fortified town
  • A fortress at the end of a bridge.
  • An opening in the wall of a fortress through which the guns are levelled; a narrow loophole through which arrows and other missiles may be shot.
  • * 1922 James Joyce, Ulysses 11:
  • Two shafts of soft daylight fell across the flagged floor from the high barbacans .
  • A temporary wooden tower built for defensive purposes.
  • See also

    * bartisan

    References

    * Samuel Johnson, Dictionary of the English Language (1766) *

    barmkin

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia barmkin) (en noun)
  • (obsolete) The battlement on the exterior fortification of a castle in northern England and parts of Scotland; a barbican.