turret

A turret is a small tower that is taller than the rest of the building. The long-haired fairy tale heroine Rapunzel had to stay in a turret.

The classic turret is perched at the very top of a stone castle and is often small and rounded, with tiny windows. Another meaning of turret is the structure on a tank or fort that's heavily protected with armor and contains a gun. Often this kind of turret is rounded and can rotate, in order to fire in different directions.

Primary Meanings of turret

1.
n
a small tower extending above a building
2.
n
a self-contained weapons platform housing guns and capable of rotation
Full Definitions of turret
1

n a small tower extending above a building

Type of:
tower
a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
2

n a self-contained weapons platform housing guns and capable of rotation

Synonyms:
gun enclosure, gun turret
Type of:
platform, weapons platform
any military structure or vehicle bearing weapons

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