Turret

Definition of Turret

Tur´ret
n.1.
1.(Arch.) A little tower, frequently a merely ornamental structure at one of the angles of a larger structure.
2.(Anc. Mil.) 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.(Mil.) A revolving tower constructed of thick iron plates, within which cannon are mounted. Turrets are used on vessels of war and on land.
4.(Railroads) The elevated central portion of the roof of a passenger car. Its sides are pierced for light and ventilation.
Turret clock
a large clock adapted for an elevated position, as in the tower of a church.
Turret head
(Mach.) a vertical cylindrical revolving tool holder for bringing different tools into action successively in a machine, as in a lathe.
Turret lathe
a turning lathe having a turret head.
Turret ship
an ironclad war vessel, with low sides, on which heavy guns are mounted within one or more iron turrets, which may be rotated, so that the guns may be made to bear in any required direction.

Related Words

antenna tower, barbican, bell tower, campanile, colossus, column, derrick, dome, fire tower, lantern, lighthouse, martello, martello tower, mast, minaret, monument, obelisk, observation tower, pagoda, pilaster, pillar, pinnacle, pole, pylon, pyramid, shaft, skyscraper, spire, standpipe, stupa, television mast, tope, tour, water tower, windmill tower
Word:

Browse

Turnplate
Turnsole
Turnspit
Turnstile
Turnstone
Turntable
Turnus
Turnverein
Turnwrest
Turonian
Turpentine
Turpentine moth
Turpentine State
Turpentine tree
Turpeth
turpetum minerale
Turpin
Turpitude
Turquoise
Turrel
-Turret-
Turret clock
Turret deck
Turret head
Turret lathe
Turret ship
Turret steamer
Turreted
Turrethead
Turribant
Turrical
Turriculate
Turrilite
Turritella
Turritelloid
Turtle
Turtle cowrie
Turtle grass
Turtle peg
Turtle shell
Turtle-footed
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2009 Interapple, Inc. Cover