Etymology
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turret (n.)

c. 1300, touret "small tower forming part of a city wall or castle," from Old French torete (12c., Modern French tourette), diminutive of tour "tower," from Latin turris (see tower (n.1)). Meaning "low, flat gun-tower on a warship" is recorded from 1862, later also of tanks. Related: Turreted. Welsh twrd is from English.

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Definitions of turret

turret (n.)
a small tower extending above a building;
turret (n.)
a self-contained weapons platform housing guns and capable of rotation;
Synonyms: gun enclosure / gun turret
From wordnet.princeton.edu