1. a clock with more than one dial to show the time in all directions from a tower
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Turret \Tur"ret\, n. [OE. touret, OF. tourette, dim. of tour a
tower, L. turris. See Tower.]
1. (Arch.) A little tower, frequently a merely ornamental
structure at one of the angles of a larger structure.
2. (Anc. Mil.) 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
3. (Mil.) A revolving tower constructed of thick iron plates,
within which cannon are mounted. Turrets are used on
vessels of war and on land.
4. (Railroads) The elevated central portion of the roof of a
passenger car. Its sides are pierced for light and
Turret clock, a large clock adapted for an elevated
position, as in the tower of a church.
Turret head (Mach.), a vertical cylindrical revolving tool
holder for bringing different tools into action
successively in a machine, as in a lathe.
Turret lathe, a turning lathe having a turret head.
Turret ship, an ironclad war vessel, with low sides, on
which heavy guns are mounted within one or more iron
turrets, which may be rotated, so that the guns may be
made to bear in any required direction.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a clock with more than one dial to show the time in all
directions from a tower