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Battlemented unroofed turret or parapet, circular or square, projecting on corbels or machicolations from an angle at the top of a tower or wall. See tourelle.

bartisan (a) Bartisan with plain crenellation. (b) Coxton Tower, Lhanbryde, near Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland (C16), showing a bartisan and tourelle (the two are often confused, but the forms are quite different) (after MacG&R, 1887).

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