1. A little tower, frequently a merely ornamental structure at one of the corners of a building or castle.
2. A movable building, of a square form, consisting of ten or even twenty stories and sometimes one hundred and twenty cubits high, usually moved on wheels, and employed in approaching a fortified place, for carrying soldiers, engines, ladders, casting bridges, and other necessaries.
3. An armoured, rotating gun installation, on a fort, ship, aircraft, or armoured fighting vehicle.
4. The elevated central portion of the roof of a passenger car. Its sides are pierced for light and ventilation.
My question is why do we use the word turret when referring to a rotating group of multiple barrels?
Examples: AT2K Turret, SM1500 Turret, Maverick Turret, ect.
Edited by cheesypiza001, 16 June 2009 - 08:47 AM.