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TUR'RET, n. [l. turris.] A little tower; a small eminence or spire attached to a building and rising above it.

And lift her turrets nearer to the sky.

1. In the art of war, movable turrets, used formerly by the Romans, were buildings of a square form, consisting of ten or even twenty stories, and sometimes one hundred and twenty cubits high, moved on wheels. They were employed in approaches to a fortified place, for carrying soldiers, engines, ladders, casting-bridges and other necessaries.



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TUR'RET, n. [l. turris.] A little tower; a small eminence or spire attached to a building and rising above it.

And lift her turrets nearer to the sky.

1. In the art of war, movable turrets, used formerly by the Romans, were buildings of a square form, consisting of ten or even twenty stories, and sometimes one hundred and twenty cubits high, moved on wheels. They were employed in approaches to a fortified place, for carrying soldiers, engines, ladders, casting-bridges and other necessaries.

TUR'RET, n. [L. turris.]

  1. A little tower; a small eminence or spire attached to a building and rising above it. And lift her turrets nearer to the sky. Pope.
  2. In the art of war, movable turrets, used formerly by the Romans, were buildings of a square form, consisting of ten or even twenty stories, and sometimes one hundred and twenty cubits high, moved on wheels. They were employed in approaches to a fortified place, for carrying soldiers, engines, ladders, casting-bridges and other necessaries. Cyc.

Tur"ret
  1. A little tower, frequently a merely ornamental structure at one of the angles of a larger structure.
  2. 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.
  3. A revolving tower constructed of thick iron plates, within which cannon are mounted. Turrets are used on vessels of war and on land.
  4. The elevated central portion of the roof of a passenger car. Its sides are pierced for light and ventilation.

    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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Turret

TUR'RET, noun [Latin turris.] A little tower; a small eminence or spire attached to a building and rising above it.

And lift her turrets nearer to the sky.

1. In the art of war, movable turrets, used formerly by the Romans, were buildings of a square form, consisting of ten or even twenty stories, and sometimes one hundred and twenty cubits high, moved on wheels. They were employed in approaches to a fortified place, for carrying soldiers, engines, ladders, casting-bridges and other necessaries.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

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