What does turret mean?

Definitions for turret
ˈtɜr ɪt, ˈtʌr-; -ˌhɛdtur·ret

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. turret(noun)

    a small tower extending above a building

  2. gun enclosure, gun turret, turret(noun)

    a self-contained weapons platform housing guns and capable of rotation

Wiktionary

  1. turret(Noun)

    A little tower, frequently a merely ornamental structure at one of the corners of a building or castle.

  2. turret(Noun)

    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.

  3. turret(Noun)

    An armoured, rotating gun installation, on a fort, ship, aircraft, or armoured fighting vehicle.

  4. turret(Noun)

    The elevated central portion of the roof of a passenger car. Its sides are pierced for light and ventilation.

  5. Origin: From Old English touret, Old French tourette, diminutive of tour a tower, Latin turris. See tower

Webster Dictionary

  1. Turret(noun)

    a little tower, frequently a merely ornamental structure at one of the angles of a larger structure

  2. Turret(noun)

    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

  3. Turret(noun)

    a revolving tower constructed of thick iron plates, within which cannon are mounted. Turrets are used on vessels of war and on land

  4. Turret(noun)

    the elevated central portion of the roof of a passenger car. Its sides are pierced for light and ventilation

Freebase

  1. Turret

    In architecture, a turret is a small tower that projects vertically from the wall of a building such as a medieval castle. Turrets were used to provide a projecting defensive position allowing covering fire to the adjacent wall in the days of military fortification. As their military use faded, turrets were adopted for decorative purposes, as in the Scottish baronial style. A turret can have a circular top with crenellations as seen in the picture at right, a pointed roof, or other kind of apex. It might contain a staircase if it projects higher than the building; however, a turret is not necessarily higher than the rest of the building; in this case, it is typically part of a room, that can be simply walked into – see the turret of Chateau de Chaumont on the collection of turrets, which also illustrates a turret on a modern skyscraper. A building may have both towers and turrets; turrets might be smaller or higher but the difference is generally considered to be that a turret projects from the edge of the building, rather than continuing to the ground. The size of a turret is therefore limited by technology, since it puts additional stresses on the structure of the building. It would traditionally be supported by a corbel.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Turret

    tur′et, n. a small tower on a building and rising above it: a movable building containing soldiers, engines, &c., used in medieval sieges: a tower, often revolving, for offensive purposes, on land and water: the raised portion above an American railroad car, for ventilation, &c.—adj. Turr′eted, furnished with turrets: formed like a tower.—ns. Turr′et-gun, a gun designed for use in a revolving turret; Turr′et-ship, an ironclad ship-of-war, whose guns are placed in one or more revolving turrets placed on deck.—adjs. Turric′ulate, -d, having small turrets. [O. Fr. touret (Fr. tourelle).]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. turret

    In military antiquity, a movable building, of a square form, consisting of 10 or even 20 stories, sometimes 120 cubits high, usually moved on wheels, and employed in approaches to a fortified place, for carrying soldiers, engines, ladders, casting bridges, and other necessaries.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of turret in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of turret in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of turret in a Sentence

  1. Shizuhiko Haraguchi:

    I recognized that main turret, which I was assigned to, i felt very nostalgic when I saw that.

  2. Dave Levine:

    This was our first opportunity to watch the arm and turret move in concert with each other, making sure that everything worked as advertised - nothing blocking or otherwise hindering smooth operation of the system, standing there, watching the arm and turret go through their motions, you cant help but marvel that the rover will be in space in less than a year from now and performing these exact movements on Mars in less than two.

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