Associations to the word «Turret»


TURRET, noun. (architecture) a little tower, frequently a merely ornamental structure at one of the corners of a building or castle
TURRET, noun. (historical) (military) a siege tower; 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
TURRET, noun. (military) an armoured, rotating gun installation, on a fort, ship, aircraft, or armoured fighting vehicle
TURRET, noun. (railroads) the elevated central portion of the roof of a passenger car. Its sides are pierced for light and ventilation
TURRET, noun. (electronics) a tower-like solder post on a turret board (a circuit board with posts instead of holes)
TURRET DECK, noun. A narrow superstructure running from stem to stern on the upper deck of a steam cargo vessel having a rounded gunwale and sides curved inward convexly.
TURRET HEAD, noun. A vertical cylindrical revolving tool-holder for bringing different tools into action successively in a machine, as in a lathe.
TURRET LATHE, noun. A turning lathe having a turret head.
TURRET SHIP, noun. A warship of the 19th century, having the guns mounted in a revolving turret, instead of a broadside arrangement.
TURRET STEAMER, noun. (historical) A whaleback steamer with a hatch coaming, usually about seven feet high, extending almost continuously fore and aft.
TURRET STEAMERS, noun. Plural of turret steamer

Dictionary definition

TURRET, noun. A small tower extending above a building.
TURRET, noun. A self-contained weapons platform housing guns and capable of rotation.

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