Definition of Turret. Meaning of Turret. Synonyms of Turret

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Definition of Turret

Turret
Turret Tur"ret, n. [OE. touret, OF. tourette, dim. of tour a tower, L. turris. See Tower.] 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.

Meaning of Turret from wikipedia

- Look up turret in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Turret may refer to: Turret (architecture), a small tower that projects above the wall of a building...
- A gun turret (or simply turret) is a mounting platform from which weapons can be fired that affords protection, visibility and ability to turn and aim...
- arose from the turret's spherical housing. It was a manned turret, as distinct from remote-controlled turrets also in use. The turret held the gunner...
- The Tyne Turrets were two 12-inch Mk VIII guns from the battleship HMS Illustrious, installed in Roberts Battery at Hartley, near Seaton Sluice north...
- An oscillating turret is a form of turret for armoured fighting vehicles, both tanks and armoured cars. The turret is unusual in being made of two hinged...
- A turret punch or turret press is a type of punch press used for metal forming by punching. Punching, and press work in general, is a process well suited...
- progressive turret design scheme during its production life with four different turrets being manufactured for the M60-series. The T95E5 turret used on the...
- A turret lathe is a form of metalworking lathe that is used for repetitive production of duplicate parts, which by the nature of their cutting process...
- 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...
- The Meeting on the Turret Stairs (or ****elil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs) is a watercolour painting from 1864 by Frederic William...