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  • n. a self-contained weapons platform housing guns and capable of rotation


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  • While this was going on, the 747’s belly-mounted gun turret continued to swing left and right, raining hell on Kallis’s pursuing swampboats and the two remaining Apaches, keeping them at bay.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • *An explosion in the U.S.S. Iowa’s gun turret had killed forty-seven sailors on April 19 while the ship was participating in naval exercises near Puerto Rico.

    Barbara Bush

  • On June 6, Seydlitz was moved inside the harbor gates, but another week of caulking and pumping was necessary and the two 11-inch guns of the port wing gun turret were stripped out.

    Castles of Steel


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