Definition for TUR'RET

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.

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