Definition of Gun turret
1. Noun. A self-contained weapons platform housing guns and capable of rotation.
Generic synonyms: Platform, Weapons Platform
Group relationships: Armored Combat Vehicle, Armoured Combat Vehicle, Army Tank, Tank
Lexicographical Neighbors of Gun Turret
Literary usage of Gun turret
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1902)
"The addition of a third 13-inch gun must increase the least diameter of an ordinary 13-inch gun turret more than 8 feet, since the 13-inch gun mounting ..."
2. Brassey's Annual edited by Thomas Allnutt Brassey Brassey (1896)
"In the 24-cm. gun-turret electric working is applied to laying the gun, ... The ammunition-hoist of the 24-cm. gun-turret is worked by a motor of 8 ..."
3. The United Service (1903)
"gun turret with 2 attached mortar turrets (all in one large turret). ... gun turret for the outer fort or keep. (This is also a type of mortar or howitzer ..."
4. Elementary Naval Ordnance and Gunnery: Including Close-order Infantry by Hobart Cole Ramsey (1918)
"... GUN FACTORY TYPES WITH FIRING MECHANISMS — 14-INCH, 3-gun turret DROP PLUG TYPE MAIN battery or turret gun breech mechanisms are confined to practically ..."
5. Gunner Depew by Albert N. Depew (1918)
"A gun turret in action is not exactly the best place on earth for a nervous man, nor one who likes his comfort. There is an awful lot of heat, and noise, ..."
6. The Gulf and Inland Waters by Alfred Thayer Mahan (1905)
"It was stationary, not sharing the revolving motion of the gun-turret, and could be entered ... The gun-turret could be entered or left by the hull below, ..."