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Turret-gun

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Turret-gun a gun designed for use in a revolving turret
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. touret (Fr. tourelle).

Usage

In literature:

The turret anti-aircraft gun carried upon a motor-car differs from the foregoing very considerably.
"Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War" by Frederick A. Talbot
Ports were opened, and the great guns on the turrets were lowered for action.
"The Lady of the Shroud" by Bram Stoker
Through his glasses he could now see their turrets and the black gun ports.
"The Cruise of the Dry Dock" by T. S. Stribling
In the double-turreted monitors four such guns were of course installed.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV" by John Lord
Through it the guns protrude and are operated very much like the guns on a battleship, the turret revolving.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
As the turret revolved the great guns kept up a steady discharge, battering the sides of the Merrimac.
"The Land We Live In" by Henry Mann
The ever-silent Venusian, squatting in the turret corner, still had his gun upon me.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
The big guns are mounted in four turrets, two forward and two aft, each containing three guns.
"Practical English Composition: Book II." by Edwin L. Miller
In the turret two guns were mounted, of a size varying with the size of the vessel.
"The Gulf and Inland Waters" by A. T. Mahan
The turrets are armed with two twenty-five ton guns, carrying four hundred pound shot.
"Man on the Ocean" by R.M. Ballantyne
Once or twice we thought her done for, but always her turret revolved, and her 11-inch guns opened again.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Meanwhile the big guns in the Monitor's turret, firing every seven minutes, were pounding the ram's sides with terrible blows.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
I rested my gun on one of the turrets of the hill.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
That was the only opening except the one for the barrel of the rapid-fire gun in the turret.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
At that moment there came the bank and snap of the aft turret guns.
"Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal" by Robert Sydney Bowen
The guns in the big turrets were poking around, hoping that somewhere off toward the horizon there was a target for them.
"The Lost Warship" by Robert Moore Williams
They found him, an hour later, hiding in the twelve-inch gun turret.
"The Battleship Boys' First Step Upward" by Frank Gee Patchin
One end struck the gun turret, and then the wreckage hit Larry on the shoulder, hurling him on his back.
"At the Fall of Port Arthur" by Edward Stratemeyer
The hoist takes the shells up to the guns, in this case in the forward turret.
"Fighting in Cuban Waters" by Edward Stratemeyer
First we neutralize the forward gun turret.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
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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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