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Barbican (from medićval Latin barbecana) - a fortified outpost or gateway, such as an outer defence to a city or castle and any tower situated over a gate or bridge which was used for defence purposes. Usually barbicans were situated outside of the main line of defences and connected to the city walls with a walled road called the neck.
Barbicans remaining today
There are barbicans still preserved in:
- Czech Republic
- Banska Bystrica
- United Kingdom
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