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gun turret


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gun turret a self-contained weapons platform housing guns and capable of rotation
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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
He saw the great turreted guns, useless against this puny, invisible opponent.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
Then the turret was whirled round like a top, and the gun on the other side came round and was fired.
"Stories of Our Naval Heroes" by Various
A sheet of flame spurted from a gun turret and rolled over the deck.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
A helmeted figure, probably an officer, was standing up in the gun turret of each.
"Dave Dawson at Dunkirk" by Robert Sydney Bowen
A parapet encircling the upper part is turreted; and on some of the largest houses guns are mounted.
"The Progress of Ethnology" by John Russell Bartlett
He climbed into the mid-ship gun turret.
"The Five Arrows" by Allan Chase
At a quarter to one you will report forward of the after twelve-inch-gun turret and there await me.
"The Battleship Boys at Sea" by Frank Gee Patchin
From the interior of the gun turret, however, a mass of yellow smoke poured.
"Two Boys of the Battleship" by Frank V. Webster
Coles declared that he had devised a ship during the Crimean War, in which a turret or cupola was to protect the guns.
"Inventors" by Philip Gengembre Hubert
All these modern fortifications are low and thickly armoured earthworks, powerfully armed with heavy Krupp guns in turrets.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various

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.