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  1. a turret.
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Origin of tourelle

1300–50; Middle English < Old French; see tower1, -elle
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Historical Examples of tourelle

  • The other has a tourelle of the same kind, but it runs off into Renaissance.

    Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine

    Edward A. Freeman

  • One tourelle is particularly sharp and fine, and does not seem to have sustained the slightest injury from time.

    Barn and the Pyrenees

    Louisa Stuart Costello

  • The Tower was a square building, with a round tower at each corner and a small turret on one side, usually called the Tourelle.