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An overhanging corner turret at the top of a castle or church tower.
- ‘At the corners of the curved arcaded corridor connecting the wings to the house are miniature bartizans.’
- ‘It has corbie-stepped gables with two round bartizans and a caphouse which crowns the stair.’
- ‘The impressive exterior features divided stone windows and bartizans with carved rams or flowers.’
- ‘There are wall bartizans at two of the corners of the castle and one gable with a chimney as well as a free standing chimney.’
- ‘There are two bartizans on opposite corners of the tower which have holes for muskets.’
Early 19th century: from 17th-century bertisene, Scots variant of bratticing temporary breastwork or parapet from brattice; revived and reinterpreted by Sir Walter Scott.
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