Definition of turret in English:
1A small tower on top of a larger tower or at the corner of a building or wall, typically of a castle.
- Many grotesque gargoyles with mysterious ochre stains around their mouths littered the castle's turrets and corners leering down at her.
- Christine and I came and piled a huge mound of sand for a castle, adding turrets and walls and digging a moat that filled anew with every wave that reached it.
- Then he describes a house up by the watertower, a grand and mysterious place that looks out over a gorge, and has an actual castle wall with a turret.
1.1A low, flat armored gun emplacement, typically one that revolves, in a ship, aircraft, fort, or tank.
- The armoured turret has both laying and stabilisation drives and power supply.
- A new feature of the tank is that the fitted modular special armour covers the turret.
- We coordinated nonstandard casualty evacuation, which would be done on our tank turrets, and prepared his platoon for our arrival.
1.2A rotating holder for tools, especially on a lathe.
- Opportunity moved her arm into position, rotating the turret to aim the microscopic imager down toward the patch.
- Multiple-grating turrets allow two or more gratings to be mounted on a turret and rotated into position when needed.
- The toolholder disc for the turrets can handle 12 tools.
Middle English: from Old French tourete, diminutive of tour 'tower'.
- Example sentences
- Offers of over £2.5m are being asked for the turreted 15th century former fortress standing in 90 acres of beautiful surroundings beside the river Girvan at Kirkmichael, Ayrshire.
- If you like fishing or hunting, the chances are that you already know about East Haugh House, a turreted 17 th-century property set in two-acre gardens close to the River Tummel.
- The architecture is Tudor style, complete with turreted parapets, fortified towers, arches and battlements.
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