gun turret

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gun turret a self-contained weapons platform housing guns and capable of rotation
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Usage

In literature:

Lieutenant Greene fired the guns, and Engineer Stimers, here, revolved the turret.
"The Monitor and the Merrimac" by J. L. Worden et al.
Now, see here, Dan, if I can manage to hit that turret I'll put one of their great guns out of action.
"Young Glory and the Spanish Cruiser" by Walter Fenton Mott
A shell came through the roof of the forward turret, killed and wounded all the gun crew, and put the gun permanently out of action.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
In the apex of the affair, above his head, was a small turret, containing an automatic rocket gun.
"The Airlords of Han" by Philip Francis Nowlan
An exploding shell had hurled one of the gun-turrets bodily overboard.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
A name given to the three guns mounted on ships' turrets.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
When the smoke had cleared away, guns, turret, and conning-tower, together with a portion of the bridge, had vanished.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
They had each but one turret, in which they carried two fifteen-inch guns, the heaviest then in use afloat.
"Admiral Farragut" by A. T. Mahan
There are four gun turrets, two on each side.
"Life in a Tank" by Richard Haigh
That cylinder was a revolving turret of heavy iron, containing two enormous guns.
"Harper's Young People, September 7, 1880" by Various
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In news:

For example, you can blow up a wall to sneak behind a machine gun turret.
Aukerman saw the war through B-24 gun turret .
THIS PHOTO shows Carl Krob crouching down next to the B-17 Flying Fortress Belly Gunner Turret heavy machine gun.
John Ericsson was widely believed to be the inventor of the revolving gun turret.
Commissioned on April 9, 1941, she was a formidable ship, with nine 16-inch 45 caliber guns in three turrets and twenty 5-inch 38 caliber guns in ten twin mounts.
The truck is built on a Ford F-550 chassis, holds up to 10 officers, and has a revolving gun turret on the roof and gun portals in the sides.
This undated photo provided by The Mariners' Museum shows conservators at work on the Monitor's revolving gun turret, in Newport News, Va.
The Virginia museum that is home to the USS Monitor's turret is offering a macabre invitation: the opportunity to be inside the revolving gun housing of the Civil War ironclad on the anniversary of the final hour before it sank 150 years ago.
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