Definition of turret noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtʌrət//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɜːrət//
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  1. 1a small tower on top of a wall or building, especially a castle
  2. 2a small metal tower on a ship, plane or tank that can usually turn around and from which guns are fired a gun turret
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French tourete, diminutive of tour ‘tower’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: turret