turreted

[tur-i-tid, tuhr-]
adjective
  1. furnished with a turret or turrets.
  2. having a turretlike part or parts.
  3. Zoology. having whorls in the form of a long or towering spiral, as certain shells.

Origin of turreted

First recorded in 1540–50; turret + -ed3
Related formsun·tur·ret·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for turreted

Historical Examples of turreted

  • Earl Hugh's turreted tower also rises boldly from the battlements.

  • They are turreted and clad with ivy, and considerably loftier than any ordinary house.

  • He pointed with a smile to a turreted nunnery, and his eyes narrowed and gleamed.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • It was an old, turreted building, dating a couple of centuries back.

    The Hero of Garside School

    J. Harwood Panting

  • The summit was peaked and turreted, and broken into many fantastic forms.

    Peter the Whaler

    W.H.G. Kingston


British Dictionary definitions for turreted

turreted

turriculate (tʌˈrɪkjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt) or turriculated

adjective
  1. having or resembling a turret or turrets
  2. (of a gastropod shell) having the shape of a long spiral
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