Definition of Turret

1. Noun. A small tower extending above a building.

Group relationships: Castle
Generic synonyms: Tower



2. Noun. A self-contained weapons platform housing guns and capable of rotation.

Definition of Turret

1. n. A little tower, frequently a merely ornamental structure at one of the angles of a larger structure.

Definition of Turret

1. Noun. (architecture) A little tower, frequently a merely ornamental structure at one of the corners of a building or castle. ¹

2. Noun. (historical military) A movable building, of a square form, consisting of ten or even twenty stories and sometimes one hundred and twenty cubits high, usually moved on wheels, and employed in approaching a fortified place, for carrying soldiers, engines, ladders, casting bridges, and other necessaries. ¹

3. Noun. (military) An armoured, rotating gun installation, on a fort, ship, aircraft, or armoured fighting vehicle. ¹

4. Noun. (railroads) The elevated central portion of the roof of a passenger car. Its sides are pierced for light and ventilation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Turret

1. a small tower [n -S] : TURRETED [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turret

turpitude
turpitudes
turpitudinous
turps
turpsy
turquois
turquoise
turquoises
turquoisey
turquoisy
turquoize
turquoizes
turreae
turrel
turrels
turret (current term)
turret clock
turreted
turretless
turretlike
turrets
turribant
turribants
turrible
turribrachycephaly
turrical
turricephaly
turrilite
turrilites

Literary usage of Turret

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1. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1867)
"In Coles' vessels, the turret passes through a great hole in th" upper deck, and rests on rollers set on thi- deck beneath. A large annular opening is lift ..."

2. The Century by Bim Sherman (1885)
"When the guns were As the engagement continued, the working of the turret was not altogether satisfactory. It was difficult to start it revolving, or, ..."

3. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1897)
"The turret cells were formed by the first division of the first quartette of ... The turret cells lie in the angles between the arms of the cross. ..."

4. The Hand-book to the Roman Wall: A Guide to Tourists Traversing the Barrier by John Collingwood Bruce (1885)
"The turret is a small quadrangular building, inclosing a space of twelve feet nine inches by ... The turret is recessed into the Great Wall about four feet. ..."

5. Spons' Dictionary of Engineering, Civil, Mechanical, Military, and Naval by Edward Spon (1874)
"J is the upper turret-beam of wrought iron, 11 in. deep, 8 in. thick in the middle, sustaining rafters which support a series of bars K, 4 in. deep, ..."

6. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"The Avails of this turret, which are made of earth particles, ... As the nests are often located on sloping ground the turret would seem to be an ingenious ..."

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