from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The rampart or outer fortification of a castle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun obsolete The
battlementon the exterior fortificationof a castlein northern England and parts of Scotland; a barbican.
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“Nay,” Robert said, leaning against the barmkin wall.
It was a modest tower, Robert noted on his approach, constructed of red stone and surrounded by a barmkin wall—which Alex had already breached.
At last, he came one night with a dozen spears, broke in the barmkin gate and carried her off.