What does the word turret mean?

Usage examples for turret

  1. The gates were immediately secured; and the Abate, descending from the turret, assembled the friars in the hall, where his voice was soon heard above every other part of the tumult. – A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe
  2. It has no tower, the two bells hanging in a small turret at the W. end of nave. – Hertfordshire by Herbert W Tompkins
  3. In time Ruby found it convenient to build a top flat on the cottage, and above this a small turret, which overlooked the opposite houses, and commanded a view of the sea. – The Lighthouse by Robert Ballantyne