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 for Turret
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Turret \Tur"ret\, n. [OE. touret, OF. tourette, dim. of tour a
     tower, L. turris. See Tower.]
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     1. (Arch.) A little tower, frequently a merely ornamental
        structure at one of the angles of a larger structure.
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     2. (Anc. Mil.) 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.
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     3. (Mil.) A revolving tower constructed of thick iron plates,
        within which cannon are mounted. Turrets are used on
        vessels of war and on land.
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     4. (Railroads) The elevated central portion of the roof of a
        passenger car. Its sides are pierced for light and
        ventilation.
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     Turret clock, a large clock adapted for an elevated
        position, as in the tower of a church.
  
     Turret head (Mach.), a vertical cylindrical revolving tool
        holder for bringing different tools into action
        successively in a machine, as in a lathe.
  
     Turret lathe, a turning lathe having a turret head.
  
     Turret ship, an ironclad war vessel, with low sides, on
        which heavy guns are mounted within one or more iron
        turrets, which may be rotated, so that the guns may be
        made to bear in any required direction.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Turrethead \Tur"ret*head\
     an attachment fitted to a lathe or other machinery which
     holds a variety of tools which can act on the object being
     worked, and which are interchangeable by a pivoting motion,
     thus allowing efficient performance of multiple operations;
     -- also called a turret.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  turret
      n 1: a small tower extending above a building
      2: a self-contained weapons platform housing guns and capable of
         rotation [syn: gun enclosure, gun turret, turret]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "turret":
     antenna tower, barbican, belfry, bell tower, campanile, colossus,
     column, cupola, derrick, dome, fire tower, lantern, lighthouse,
     martello, martello tower, mast, minaret, monument, obelisk,
     observation tower, pagoda, pilaster, pillar, pinnacle, pole, pylon,
     pyramid, shaft, skyscraper, spire, standpipe, steeple, stupa,
     television mast, tope, tour, tower, water tower, windmill tower
  
  

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