Definition of turret in English:

turret

Syllabification: tur·ret
Pronunciation: /ˈtərit
 
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noun

  • 1A small tower on top of a larger tower or at the corner of a building or wall, typically of a castle.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
  • 2 (also turret shell) A mollusk with a long, slender, pointed spiral shell, typically brightly colored and living in tropical seas.
    • Family Turitellidae, class Gastropoda: Turitella and other genera

Derivatives

turreted

adjective
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  • 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.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French tourete, diminutive of tour 'tower'.

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