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Turret tourelle ,rouelle  

Definition & Synonyms

• Turret

  1. (n.) A little tower, frequently a merely ornamental structure at one of the angles of a larger structure.
  2. (n.) The elevated central portion of the roof of a passenger car. Its sides are pierced for light and ventilation.
  3. (n.) 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.
  4. (n.) A revolving tower constructed of thick iron plates, within which cannon are mounted. Turrets are used on vessels of war and on land.

• Turret steamer

  1. () A whaleback steamer with a hatch coaming, usually about seven feet high, extending almost continuously fore and aft.

• Turret deck

  1. () A narrow superstructure running from stem to stern on the upper deck of a steam cargo vessel having a rounded gunwale and sides curved inward convexly.