bartizan definition

  • noun:
    • A small, overhanging turret on a wall or tower.
    • alternate kind of bartisan.
    • a little, overhanging structure for search or defense, generally projecting at an angle of a building or near an entrance portal.
    • In architecture, a small overhanging turret, pierced with loopholes or embrasures, or with both, and projecting generally speaking from an angle towards the top of a tower, or through the parapet of a building or medieval fortification-wall.

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