turret ship

turret ship noun
A warship with gun turrets
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  • Turret ship — Turret ships were a 19th century type of warship, the earliest to have their guns mounted in a revolving turret, instead of a broadside arrangement.The first experiment was the addition of a turntable mounted shielded gun to HMS Trusty (a… …   Wikipedia

  • Turret ship — Turret Tur ret, n. [OE. touret, OF. tourette, dim. of tour a tower, L. turris. See {Tower}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arch.) A little tower, frequently a merely ornamental structure at one of the angles of a larger structure. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chinese turret ship Dingyuan — For other uses, see Dingyuan (disambiguation). The Dingyuan/Ting Yuen photographed in 1884, waiting for delivery in Germany. Career (China) …   Wikipedia

  • Chinese turret ship Zhenyuan — The Zhenyuan in Japanese service as Chin en. Career (China) …   Wikipedia

  • Turret — Tur ret, n. [OE. touret, OF. tourette, dim. of tour a tower, L. turris. See {Tower}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arch.) A little tower, frequently a merely ornamental structure at one of the angles of a larger structure. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anc. Mil.) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turret clock — Turret Tur ret, n. [OE. touret, OF. tourette, dim. of tour a tower, L. turris. See {Tower}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arch.) A little tower, frequently a merely ornamental structure at one of the angles of a larger structure. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turret head — Turret Tur ret, n. [OE. touret, OF. tourette, dim. of tour a tower, L. turris. See {Tower}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arch.) A little tower, frequently a merely ornamental structure at one of the angles of a larger structure. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turret lathe — Turret Tur ret, n. [OE. touret, OF. tourette, dim. of tour a tower, L. turris. See {Tower}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arch.) A little tower, frequently a merely ornamental structure at one of the angles of a larger structure. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turret deck ship — A turret deck ship is a type of merchant ship with an unusual hull, designed and built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.The hulls of turret deck vessels were rounded and stepped inward above their waterlines. This gave some advantages in …   Wikipedia

  • 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.… …   English terms dictionary

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