turret NOUN 1) a small tower at the corner of a building or wall, especially of a castle. 2) an armoured, usually revolving tower for a gun and gunners in a ship, aircraft, fort, or tank. 3) a rotating holder for tools, especially on a lathe.
DERIVATIVES turreted adjective.
ORIGIN Old French tourete 'small tower' .

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