from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In a warship, a small armored box or cylinder on the roof of a turret. A number of sight-holes are cut through the armor of the hood. The hood is large enough to contain the head of the gun-pointer and the turret gun-sight which is pointed through the forward sight-hole. Modern turrets usually have three sighting-hoods, one in the center line for the turret training-pointer and one on each side for the two gun-pointers. Also called sight-hood. See cut under turret.
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