Origin of turret
Examples from the Web for turret
Using fingerprints, one was identified as U.S. Army Pvt. James Bowman, who had been in the turret of the car next to Gordon.
The slide wraps around the castle like an old helter skelter and the castle is a play den with turret.
One eager father even shoved his young daughter up in a turret with a soldier.Egypt's Million Man March Protesters to Mubarak: Resign Now|Babak Dehghanpisheh|February 1, 2011|DAILY BEAST
This turret carries two monstrous guns, and it can be turned round so that they can be pointed in any direction.The Blue and The Gray|A. R. White
The minutes rolled by and still there came no sign from within the turret.The Dreadnought Boys on Battle Practice|John Henry Goldfrap
Not for two or three centuries can the turret chamber at Kirkburn have heard so much merriment.The Disentanglers|Andrew Lang
As you climb down the turret you are confronted with it at once.The Romance of Modern Invention|Archibald Williams
But below there is a turret and a belfry, but no bell, and the turret is a sheltered and safe retreat looking out upon all.My Friend Annabel Lee|Mary MacLane
British Dictionary definitions for turret
- a self-contained structure, capable of rotation, in which weapons are mounted, esp in tanks and warships
- a similar structure on an aircraft that houses one or more guns and sometimes a gunner
Word Origin for turret
Word Origin and History for turret
c.1300, "small tower," from Old French touret (12c.), diminutive of tour "tower," from Latin turris (see tower). Meaning "low, flat gun-tower on a warship" is recorded from 1862, later also of tanks. Related: Turreted.