tourelle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French tourelle.

Noun[edit]

tourelle (plural tourelles)

  1. A turret.
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 45:
      At each corner of the court rises a quaint and crusty little tourelle from which the beseiged could keep up a raking fire along the thick walls.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tour +‎ -elle.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tourelle f (plural tourelles)

  1. turret (of building, tank)
  2. conning tower (of submarine)

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