TURRET (from O. Fr. tourette, diminutive of tour, tower, mod. Fr. tourelle), a small tower, especially at the angles of larger buildings, sometimes overhanging and built on corbels, when it is often called a " bartizan " (q.v.), and sometimes rising from the ground.
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